By Anton Chekov
October 18 – November 11
1st Preview: Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 pm
Opening Night Friday, October 19 at 7:30 pm
Closing Matinee Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm
Transplanted from their beloved Moscow into a small Russian town at the turn of the century, Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff and their brother Andrei lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father. They dream of starting a new life in Moscow but are saddled with the responsibilities of life, and exist in a malaise of dissatisfaction.
Olga struggles to find comfort in teaching, secretly longing for a family, Masha is trapped in a loveless marriage, and Irina wavers in her hopes — until tragedy strikes. Their sense of futility is increased by their brother’s marriage to the provincial Natasha, who gradually encroaches on the family’s home. Despite their past failures, they resolve to seek some new hope and purpose when the army post is withdrawn from the town.
The Three Sisters is perhaps Chekhov’s greatest work and is packed with action and emotion, and is the portrait of a family grappling with the bitter distance between reality and dreams.