Anton Chekhov's The Seagull is a slice-of-life drama set at the end of the 19th century.
In a visit to the Russian countryside, a discontented group, including a famous actress and her tormented playwright son, become ensnared in a tragi-comic tangle of romance, intrigue and longing. The cast of characters is dissatisfied with their lives. Some desire love. Some desire success. Some desire artistic genius. No one, however, ever seems to attain happiness in this bitter satire of human folly.