The Sovremennik's 'revelatory' (Daily Telegraph, 4 stars) production of Anton Chekov's The Three Sisters
. Critically acclaimed across the world, this production is regarded as one of the seminal versions of Chekov's classic tale. The first play that Chekov wrote specifically for the Moscow Art Theatre, The Three Sisters
, like many of his works, explores the decay of the privileged class in Russia and their search for meaning in the modern world. Three sisters, Olga, Masha and Irina Prozorov yearn for a life in Moscow away from their provincial home. As a succession of guests, family and lovers visit their house, events unfold that will shape their destinies. This production offers another opportunity to experience Chekov's classic drama in its original language. Performed in Russian with English surtitlesPerformers Chulpan Kahmatova.
Author Anton Chekov. Producer Oliver King (for Belka Productions). Producer Lee Menzies Ltd. Company Sovremennik Theatre. Director Galina Volchek.