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Members say: Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (122)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky
75
Avg Score

85
Quirky, Masterful, Dizzying, Hilarious, Clever

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?”

88
Zany, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Hilarious

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

77
Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

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.

10
Not ready for prime time, Indulgent, Excruciating, A very long 95 minutes, Overwrought

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".

Also The actors work very hard given the lame material they have to work wi... Read more Read less

91
You have to see this if you like chekhov, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

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.

80
Clever, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Funny

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.

78
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, 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.

80
Resonant, Uncomfortable laughs

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.

Also Diversity: only for side characters with few lines (Asian woman, older... Read more Read less

90
Great writing, Amped chekov, Funny, Great acting, Clever

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!

79
Quickly paced, Great direction, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

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.

75
Forced, Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

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.

86
Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

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.

70
Dated, Ambitious, Funny, Clever

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.

74
Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy Chekhov being turned upside down. Some crazy strong performances.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy crazy and frantic and nonsensical

75
Raunchy, Intense, Indulgent, Dizzying, Confusing

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.

64
Repetitive, Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing

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

50
Profane, Insipid, Edgy, Dated, Confusing

See it if you are a Chekhov fan and want to see a parody.

Don't see it if you want to see a coherent story with relatable characters. This is a bit of a mess.

86
Quirky, Hilarious, Edgy, Funny, Clever

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)

76
Edgy, Long, Quirky, Ambitious

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’

75
Quirky, Entertaining, Great comedic timing, Zany, Funny

See it if You enjoy great comedic timing and laughing out loud.

Don't see it if You’re a Chekhov purist as this is a zany take off of Three Sisters.

53
Overrated, Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky

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.

60
Raunchy, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy loud and vulgar riffs on classic dramas.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy slap stick and juvenile humor.

72
Superficial, Parody, Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious

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

81
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

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.

49
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if u like writers who try too hard to be hip, avant garde funny. want 2 c a wonderful cast burdened by repetitious material

Don't see it if you love Checkov


July 18th, 2019
"Review: Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters,’ Now with Upspeak and Emojis. Halley Feiffer’s 'Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow' turns the master’s refined Russians into 'Mean Girls.'"
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July 18th, 2019
★★★★ "Three sisters bitch, bitch, bitch in Halley Feiffer’s cheeky Chekhov update."
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July 18th, 2019
"Moscow Moscow Is All Like, LOL, Whatevs, Chekhov."
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July 29th, 2019
"A Millennial Reboot of Chekhov, and 'Moulin Rouge!' on Broadway. Halley Feiffer translates 'Three Sisters' into Internet-speak, and Baz Luhrmann’s glitzy movie comes into its own onstage."
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