What if you could start life over again, knowing what you do now? What if it were all a rough draft waiting to be rewritten?
Anton Chekhov wrote Three Sisters during the earliest rumblings of the Russian Revolution. Living at the turn of a new century, his characters are adrift in uncertain times – holding on to memories of the past, grasping at hopes for the future.
In a remote Russian town, three sisters yearn for Moscow. They dream of freedom, sex, work and romance. Like the migrating birds above them, they long to be elsewhere. Exquisitely layered in its characters and imagery, Three Sisters is a bittersweet time-lapse of life passing. A work full of Chekhov’s acute observations, his playfulness and love of surprise. In short, a masterpiece.
Having created astonishing productions of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer and Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Kip Williams brings his precise vision to another modern great. Sydney Theatre Company's former Artistic Director Andrew Upton (The Present, Uncle Vanya) returns to adapt Chekhov once more in his inimitable voice. With a cast including award-winner Eryn Jean Norvill (All My Sons), Three Sisters promises to be a riveting performance of an achingly beautiful tale.
Director Kip Williams
Designer Alice Babidge
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
Alison Bell, Brandon McClelland, Eryn Jean Norvill, Chris Ryan
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Production Patron W & A Johnson Family
Presented by Sydney Theatre Company