THREE SISTERS

by Anton Chekhov
translated by Curt Columbus
directed by Kimberly Senior
Season 18
October 14—November 19, 2005
… intensely appealing … smoldering sexual energy … marvel anew at how this city —and, it seems, only this city—can come up with shows like this …
— Chicago Tribune
… striking in its bald honesty and bold emotion.
— Time Out Chicago
… beautifully acted and beautiful-to-look-at revival …
— New City
… a pure joy to experience.
— Gay Chicago Magazine
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In a garrison town somewhere in the backwoods of Russia, the three Prozorov sisters—Olga, Masha and Irina—and their brother Andre live in the large, beautiful house their father, an army general, has left them. Raised to be bastions of refinement and taste, but stranded amongst soldiers and smalltown folk with no ambition, they cling desperately to memories of the bright, thriving Moscow they left as children. Unable to bear the ordinariness of their lives, tempers flare and all manner of appetites go unchecked, eliciting wild and dangerous responses from those around them and turning the proper Prozorov home into a place where anything can happen.

The world premiere of a new translation by Curt Columbus, whose Jeff-nominated rendition of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard was staged at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre in 2004. Kimberly Senior, director of edgy hits like Fuddy Meers, Knives in Hens and Collaboraction's award-winning The Life and Times of Tulsa Love Child brings her signature playful energy to Anton Chekhov's rich tapestry of heartbreak and bad behavior.

cast
Bill Bannon
Vershinin
Abigail Boucher
Irina
Jeff Bruce
Ferapont
Peter Davis
Chebutikin
Anita Deely
Olga
Patricia Donegan
Anfisa
Kyle Hamman *
Andre (Understudy)
Erik Hellman
Tuzenbach
Tom Hickey *
Fedotik
Steven Schine
Rodé
Jamie Vann *
Solyony
production
Author
Anton Chekhov
Translator
Curt Columbus
Director
Kimberly Senior
Assistant Director
Alison Daigle
Set Design
Brian Bembridge
Light Design
Jesse Klug
Costume Design
Props Design
Mary Winn Heider
Sound Design
Tamara Roberts
Stage Manager
Amber Johnson
Producer
Laura Dieli
Production Manager
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography