by Anton Chekhov
February 7 – March 4, 2018
English version by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Undermain Artistic Director Katherine Owens
Press Opening on Saturday February 10, 2018
Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm with Sunday 2:00 matinees on 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, and 3/4.
Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world’s greatest plays by Anton Chekhov, revealed through the lyricism of one of the leading voices in contemporary theatre: two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Three Sisters, Chekhov’s great tragicomic is the story of women contending with disillusioned life in a small Russian town. The Prozorov sisters, Olga, Masha, and Irina, dream of freedom, sex, romance, and Moscow. Two figures appear in their lives. Vershinin, the new battery commander, has hopes of a better future for mankind. Natasha, a local woman, has hopes of a better future for herself. Each will transform the Prozorov family. A complex lattice of stories works itself out in this classic of world drama by the visionary Anton Chekhov. This production will offer the rare treat of experiencing this great work in the Undermain’s intimate performance space.
“Sarah Ruhl has a taste for and a way with the classics.” – New York Times
“Luminous!…A crisp, breezy new English version by Sarah Ruhl. Its fierce beauty suffuses every moment and reaches for immortality.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Exhilarating! Ruhl doesn’t call attention to herself here. Instead she lets the play breathe with a simple, unmannered approach to the drama that makes it seem shockingly contemporary…There’s a naturalness to the way the drama unfolds, the ebb and flow of the emotional outbursts, that leaves you breathless.” – San Jose Mercury News