Drama Students Produce New Adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’

Three Sisters


Published Date: March 24, 2014

The Drama Department will produce Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" as adapted by MacArthur Fellow and Obie Award winner Sarah Ruhl. The play will run April 3-13 at the Margaret Jonsson Theater.

Chekhov's poignant tale depicts an entire village of unlucky lovers struggling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams. At the play's center are the Prozorov Sisters, Olga, Masha and Irina, trying to pretend that they are still in their beloved Moscow, their personal lives not quite what they'd hoped they would be.

"I am very excited to bring this stunning new version to North Texas. I think Sarah Ruhl's inimitable ear for dialogue is a perfect match for Chekhov. She captures the rhythms of the original better than any translation I have ever read," said Director and Assistant Professor of Drama Stefan Novinski.

Novinski, whose directorial credits include "Macbeth" at the Dallas Shakespeare in the Park, as well as University of Dallas productions "Big Love," "Arcadia" and "Playboy of the Western World," directs a cast of 15 student actors. The costumes are designed by senior Erin Kleiber, and the light and set designs are by Will Turbyne, affiliate assistant professor of drama.

All shows begin at 8 p.m., except for 2 p.m. matinees April 6 and 13. On Monday, April 7, there will be no performance. The audience is invited to a post-show discussion with the cast and creative team after each performance.

While admission is free for UD students, faculty and staff, reservations are strongly recommended. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for seniors (55+), alumni and non-UD students. To reserve tickets or learn more, call the box office at 972-721-5314, email boxoffice@udallas.edu or visit udallas.edu/drama.

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