Three Sisters (2005)
November 26, 2005 through January 1, 2006

Love lies deep and untapped in the Prozorov girls, until a garrison arrives in their remote town.  Can the newcomers bring the sisters the happiness they crave?

With this landmark production of Three Sisters we welcome the Polish master-director Krystian Lupa to the U.S. for the first time. Internationally renowned as one of the leading artists of our age, Lupa works on a vast theatrical canvas. His productions are remarkable for their psychological complexity, stylistic innovation, and humanity.

SYNOPSIS

"Let's pack our bags and go to Moscow; there's no place like Moscow," pleads Irina, the youngest sister. Her cry echoes throughout Anton Chekhov's play, a mantra for the entire Prozorov family. Stuck in a small town in provincial Russia, spinster schoolmistress Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina, and Andrei, the failed scientist, yearn for better days. The Prozorovs long for love and happiness, their only companions the soldiers stationed in the local garrison, a group of would-be poets and philosophers. The family, forever aware of a better future just beyond reach, faces marriage, birth, and death alike, constantly searching for answers to why we keep on living.

based on a play by Anton Chekhov
adapted by Krystian Lupa
based on a translation by Paul Schmidt
directed by Krystian Lupa
original music by Jacek Ostaszewski
Andrei Prozorov Sean Dugan
Olga Kelly McAndrew
Masha Molly Ward
Irina Sarah Grace Wilson
Natasha Julienne Hanzelka Kim
Kulygin Will LeBow
Baron Tuzenbach Jeff Biehl
Vershinin Frank Wood
Solyony Chris McKinney
Chebutykin Thomas Derrah
Fedotik Patrick Mapel
Rohde Sean Simbro
Ferapont, a messenger Jeremy Geidt
Anfisa Mikki Lipsey
soldiers Freddy Franklin, Elbert Joseph, Mason Sand
set design by Krystian Lupa
costume design by Piotr Skiba
lighting design by Scott Zielinski
sound design by David Remedios
video design by Zbyszek Bzymek
assistant director Marcin Wierzchowski

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Run time

3.5 hours with intermission

Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

 

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Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs

Performance sponsors:

Major support for Three Sisters has been provided by

The Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Ted and Mary Wendell