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Three Sisters (George)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  5w, 8m

This new translation of Three Sisters is a modern take on Chekhov’s classic play about the bleak, provincial lives of the Russian gentry.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5w, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Suggested Use
    • Monologues
    • Scene work
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult

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Summary
A new translation of Chekhov's classic play about big souls trapped in tiny boxes. Stuck in the Russian countryside at the turn of the 20th century, sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina dream of futures in the wake of their father's death amidst a changing world.
History
Madeleine George’s translation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters first premiered at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ in June 2022, under the direction of Sara Holdren.
OLGA – The oldest sister
MASHA – The middle sister
IRINA – The youngest sister
ANDREY Sergeyevich Prozorov – Their brother
Natalia Ivanovna (NATASHA) – Andrey’s fiancée, later his wife
Fyodor Ilyich KULYGIN – Masha’s husband, a teacher at the high school
Aleksandr Ignatiyevich VERSHININ – A lieutenant colonel, the new battery commander
Baron Nikolai Lvovich TUZENBACH – A first lieutenant
Vassily Vassilyevich SOLYONY – A captain
Ivan Romanovich CHEBUTYKIN – A military doctor
Aleksey Petrovich FEDOTIK – A second lieutenant
Vladimir Karlovich RODE – A second lieutenant
FERAPONT – An elderly porter from the District Council’s office
ANFISA – The elderly nurse to the Prozorov family
SOLDIER
OFFICERS
MAID
TWO MUSICIANS
  • Time Period 1900-1910
  • Setting A small provincial city. The end of an era.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Alcohol
    • Strong Language
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

“Chekhov’s dark vision comes through loud and clear.” – NJ Arts

“[A] stunning new translation of Anton Chekhov’s beloved classic.” – Broadway World

“[An] inspired translation... this character study of romantic longings and unfulfilled dreams reaches out to connect with contemporary audiences – and succeeds brilliantly.” – Out in Jersey

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  • A Chat with the Cast of Chekhov's Three Sisters (George) – Three River Theatre youtube thumbnail

    A Chat with the Cast of Chekhov's Three Sisters (George) – Three River Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Authors

Madeleine George

Madeleine George’s plays include Hurricane Diane (Obie Award), The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist; Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist), Precious Little and Th ...
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