Stage Russia: The Three Sisters

Stage Russia HD: The Three Sisters

After capturing the imagination of the Western audience with its first season, STAGE RUSSIA HD is continuing its effort to tap into one of Russia's greatest resources with its 2018 Season, offering an eclectic and meticulously filmed productions of classic and modern performances.

Stage Russia: The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters (Chekhov)

Filmed Live at Red Torch Theatre, Novosibirsk
Written by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Timofey Kulyabin
4hrs and 8min (with 2 intermissions)
Russian with English Subtitles

"Made with a quality rare for the Russian stage, without any hints of a sketch or unfinished design. There is not a single centimeter, not a single minute, which does not work for a common purpose"
- St Petersburg Theatrical Journal (Russia)

"A theatrical performance in which sounds and non-verbal communication form a fantastic, compelling unity in which the essence of the drama is worked out in beguiling beauty and unbelievable intensity"
 - (Germany)

SYNOPSIS: Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha, and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they're desperate to escape. In this powerful play, a landmark of modern drama, Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and theme in subtle ways that make the work's climax seem as inevitable as it is deeply moving.

Timofey Kulyabin, the 32 year old wunderkind artistic director of the Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, has taken this classic work and reinvented it as an epic parable about finding harmony through suffering. The entire cast, save for one, communicate throughout the performance solely in sign language. By doing this, the selfishness, isolation and lack of mutual understanding are dangerous and laden with disaster, the characters defenseless against a huge "sounding" world. Like a score, every scene is composed with sounds and noises. You can hear the wind whistling around the house, shrieking migratory birds, troops marching to marching music.

Kulyabin's sensational and endlessly beautiful Three Sisters, already a hit on the stages of Vienna and Paris, is a feast for the senses, heightening all of them even as we lose some of them.


Show Times
Sun, May 6 11:00am   Buy Tickets
General $18
Student (18 and under)
No Passes

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