Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” – A Staged Reading
Monday, November 12 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10 – $20
The Museum of Russian Art, Vladimir Rovinsky, and Terry Hempleman continue their staged reading series of Russian classic plays with Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters – featuring Emily Grodzick, Megan Kreidler, Megan Burns, Becca Hart, Terry Hempleman, and more. Directed by Vladimir Rovinsky.
Enjoy the opportunity to engage with the work of Anton Chekhov as it comes alive in the midst of the main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art. There will be a Q&A with the director and cast following the reading. Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.
The Museum of Russian Art Main Gallery | Monday, November 12 – 7:00pm
TICKETS: TMORA Member – $16 | General Admission – $20 | Student (with ID) – $10
ABOUT THE PLAY:
Three Sisters is the third of Anton Chekhov’s four major plays, and maybe the most perfect expression of his artistic genius. It chronicles three and a half years in the falling fortunes of the four children of a recently deceased Colonel in the Russian army: sweet Irina, the youngest and most impressionable; tempestuous Masha, who is trapped in a loveless marriage; practical Olga, who has resigned herself to spinsterhood; and their brother Andrei, whose ill-advised romance and compulsive gambling wreaks havoc on the family finances and eventually forces them out of their home. Weary of their small-town surroundings, the Prozorovs long to return to Moscow, the bustling metropolis they left eleven years ago. Unfortunately, ground down by disappointment, debt, and the oppressive ordinariness of their daily lives, they’re never able to get there. Ten other vivid characters round out the cast — including a coterie of soldiers whose arrival in town in the first act is a cause for celebration and whose departure in the final act is a cause for dismay. Despite Chekhov’s undeserved reputation for avoiding intense drama, The Three Sisters is packed with action and emotion, including two tumultuous affairs, a fire that devastates the nearby town, and a duel that ends in the death of a major character.
(Synopsis by Stage Agent)
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Photos: From a staged reading of “The Seagull” at TMORA – 2016. By Wijadi Jodi