Utopia Theatre Project breathes life intoThe Seagull, Chekhov's play about life, love, and art. Join some of the Bay Area's finest actors in surprising roles, as this gender- and ethnically diverse cast reveals all the longing, passion, and humor of Chekhov's original intent. Directed by Maryssa Wanlass. Performances 8 p.m. May 6 - 19 at Omni Commons Ballroom, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. http://www.utopiatheaterproject.com. Tickets $10 - $45.