In Halley Feiffer's contemporary reimagining of Chekhov’s "Three Sisters," we follow the joys and heartbreaks of one lovably dysfunctional family over the course of several pivotal years. More…
The struggle is real for Olga, Masha , and Irina: siblings who are NOT super thrilled to be stuck in rural Russia circa 1900 (laaame).
Directed by Trip Cullman, this new black comedy tackles the absurdity of the privileged class and the power of love in a fresh twist on a classic tale that reveals itself to be far more relevant, than like, ever before.
See it if Vicious satire of Chekhov that I liked better than the original play. I see your misery & raise you 10! Terrific acting & comic timing.
Don't see it if You won’t enjoy an irreverent over-the-top take-off that has no subtlety. E.g. a fed up Irina: “What do I have, a golden pussy?”
See it if You’ve ever seen a bad production of Three Sisters & would like to see it turned on its head, enjoy literary humor, general zaniness
Don't see it if You believe Chekhov is sacrosanct, hate absurdist comedy, not a fan of cross-dressing, want serious meaning in your plays
See it if you enjoy irreverent theatre; creative takes on classic works; or a mashup of modern, American language with a historic and foreign setting.
Don't see it if you’re a Chekhov purist.
See it if you are a Halley Feiffer fan. Also, if you appreciate the work the actors are giving; extremely slim material.
Don't see it if you want to see a poor adaptation of Chekhov. If you want to see a good adaptation of Chekhov, see "Life Sucks".
See it if you like Chekhov's 3 Sisters.This take off on it is as funny as it can be. Staging is fast paced and hilarious.It is laugh out loud funny
Don't see it if you are a purist and think Chekhov should not be mocked.This Bedlam-like show is delightful. Only flaw: it's about 10-15 minutes too long.
See it if A new adaptation of The Three Sisters. Very funny. Well done. Fast-paced. Kept my interest all the way through.
Don't see it if If you're not a Chekhov fan, you might not enjoy this as much. You won't get all of the jokes. But they're still funny.
See it if Wild reworking of Chekhov play. In many scenes,action occurs at a frenetic pace. Male actor plays Masha. Cast is very energetic .
Don't see it if You prefer the classic , dramatic, Chekov piece.
See it if Chekhov in Millennial speak. Some love to do things they don't really like and b*ch about it with fellow complainers. Can joy be found?
Don't see it if Chekhov, self-loathing, absurdist humor don't tickle your fancy. Production slightly rough around the edges.
See it if You like Halley Pfeiffer and her uber witty writing. Are in the mood for an amped stand-up of Chekov. See good actors having a great time.
Don't see it if You are a Chekov purist. Are an uptight traditionalist.
Also This script and these performances are a hoot!
See it if You are up for a silly, but quite funny and entertainment N.Y. riff on Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” done in contemporary vernacular.
Don't see it if You cannot buy into the concept of silly riff on Chekhov’s play.
See it if You like comedy and farce, don’t hold a great love of Chekhov, and like to see things reinvented. The cast works hard, and entertains.
Don't see it if You’re not in the mood. It can feel forced, or hilarious, depending on your mood. You’re all in or done with the first scene. We loved it.
See it if you want to see a VERY modern take of an old play. The show is so hilarious. It makes you think deep about achieving happiness.
Don't see it if wouldn't like very modern dialogue in a very old show. The show is hectic and can be confusing at times.
See it if You like Chekhov's plays. Interesting characters. Trying to find the 3 Sisters updated was challenging. Loved that Masha was played by a man
Don't see it if You don't like Chekhov's plays which can be very outdated and heavy handed.
See it if Getting vindicated if you dislike Chekhov
Don't see it if You don't want to sit in a meat locker. The theatre is freezing. The show is loud and profane, sometimes too much so.
See it if Like quirky ,absurd, almost slapstick production with a few ( too few) good moments. Even the swearing is repetitive.
Don't see it if Like Chekhov or expect insights
See it if you want to laugh your butt off at Chekov, which doesn't happen often
Don't see it if you don't like salty language or out of the box staging (and bring a sweater...it really feels like Russia in the theater)
See it if Clever retelling of the classic-interesting mash up of current culture. Interesting casting choices
Don't see it if It’s a little loud, histrionic. Do t see it if you are not familiar with the original. Don’t see it if you like ‘realism’
See it if You want to see an updated adaptation of three sisters that tries to mix Chekhov text with a modern esthetic and language.
Don't see it if If you like your Chekhov the way is supposed to be. This adaptation tries too hard to be “ different “ and, in the end, falls flat.
See it if You enjoy Chekhov and want to have a laugh, if you want to see some funny actors shine, to see some inside jokes for theatre people
Don't see it if Not interested in Chekhov, looking for something with more depth, want your money’s worth, not interested in parodies
See it if you like: a fast paced modern day remaking of a Chekhov play in an intimate setting; family comedy-dramas; anything,Chekhov.
Don't see it if don't like: a modern day remake of a Chekhov play; family dramas; 95 minute show without an intermission.