Theatre Production: Three Sisters

May 8 at 79 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeMay 8 at 79 p.m.
Description

Three Sisters (Ruhl)
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnson-Neshati

Video performance premiering online Saturday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Reprise video performance Sunday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m. 
Directed by Amy Seham
Streaming Online - Link will be posted at gustavus.edu/theatre-dance

Premiering in 1901, Chekhov’s play captured a time when old structures of society were crumbling, and radical change was in the wind. As they face an uncertain future, the three Prozerov sisters feel trapped in the flux with no way out. Over a century later, young people can certainly relate to the frustration of lives “on hold.” In Three Sisters, our actors explore the complexity of an inconsistent world that includes passion and pettiness, hope and despair, comedy and tragedy. We call it realism. Three Sisters was originally envisioned as a stage production, but Covid 19 inspired a revisioning, and we now present it as a filmed play streamed over the internet. Adapting to the time-table and technique required by the camera has been challenging for everyone involved—a stressful but quite wonderful learning experience for all. Please enjoy the result!

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AudiencePublic
CategoryFinearts
PostedJul 14, 2020