Northwestern University - Wirtz Center
Stage Russia HD: THREE SISTERS
By Anton Chekhov. Directed by Timofey Kulyabin. A Red Torch Theatre production.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00PM
Ethel M. Barber Theatre
30 Arts Circle Drive
on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University
Located on the southeast part of the Evanston Campus, just off Sheridan Road and Campus Drive. The Barber Theatre is at the top of the hill facing the lake, right next to the Block Museum, in the Arts Circle.
STAGE RUSSIA HD films productions from Russia's most renowned theater companies and distributes them in HD into cinemas across the globe. THIS PRODUCTION IS PERFORMED IN INTERNATIONAL SIGN LANGUAGE, WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha, and Irina, the 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.
Timofey Kulyabin, the 32 year old wunderkind, the artistic director of the Red Torch Theater 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. 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.
Running time is 4 hours, including one 15 minute intermission.