"The time-honored piece is well respected under Aleksey Burago’s direction, while maintaining an exciting newness. Character interactions and intentions are classically Stanislavski; while dance, music, and artful movement innovate in revelatory ways....A welcomed addition...Take part in this adventurous foray into traditional drama before the church doors close." Full Review
See it if You love Chekhov and would like to see a dynamic, clever and very musical version of a classic play up-close and personal in a tiny theater.
Don't see it if The multi-culti cast feels un-Russian, or the ingenious shoe string production seems amateurish to you, but true to the spirit of the play.
See it if You are a Chekhov fan and want to see a creative and intimate interpretation in a tiny theater. Good acting and musicianship.
Don't see it if Depressing litany of different kinds of suffering: idleness, unrequited love, betrayal, poverty, cruelty. Characters bear it but do not grow
See it if ... you like Chekhov. This production is true to the word of the master! ... are curious about Russian style of acting and staging
Don't see it if ... you can't close your eyes on the set design imperfections
See it if You question your existence and want to experience others' existential crises in the balcony of a church (very intimate theatre experience.)
Don't see it if You don't want to think or enjoy intimate theatre at one of its best.
See it if Enjoy a revival of a classic.
Don't see it if Acting was average - none of the actors were memorable. The main actor missed his lines at least five times in the first half of the play.
See it if You like Chekhov but are open to a livelier interpretation of this classic play. The Ensemble was cohesive unit and show full of surprises.
Don't see it if You prefer nostalgic and more depressing Chekhov, or are not open to Authentic Russian culture.
See it if You are up for a completely different interpretation of this classic play. It was a lot sad than what I'm used to with jokes everywhere.
Don't see it if You enjoy more pensive and still Chekhov. This group is joking through the entire show, which I loved, but it's not everyone's cup of tea.
See it if You are familiar with Russian-styles theater and culture. Cast does a great job of understanding Russian references and humor!
Don't see it if You are looking for a high-budget production. The theater is small but there was so much magic with just so little!
See it if You are open to a more musical and dynamically staged production of Chekhov. The Ensemble is constantly in movement and song.
Don't see it if You prefer more still, pensive and nostalgic Chekhov. This would definitely not be your cup of tea. It's a party! I loved every minute of it
See it if I loved this show. This timeless classic play is adapted for modern times with great staging, constant movement and great actors ensemble.
Don't see it if you don't care about Russian culture
See it if You like to see Ensemble work. The group delivered some of the best Ensemble acting I've seen in years!
Don't see it if You are purist Chekhov fan and want to stick close to the text. They stay close to original but definitely took some (delightful) liberties.
See it if Found it very well done-acting, staging-told the story very well
Don't see it if You want a completely traditional version. Music used, some men's costumes, other touches quirky or from different times play set.
See it if You are in the crossroads in your life, debating between "should I hold on to my chains and skeletons, or let go and move on"?
Don't see it if You'd rather watch a "simple" play.
See it if You wish to see an originally-conceived and executed production of this great play. The actors are all in harmony, especially the 3 Sisters.
Don't see it if You have no interest in seeing top-notch Chekhov unfold before you.
See it if You re looking for deep and contemplative play about people in search of happiness. Talented cast in multilayered play as well as stage.
Don't see it if You're not interested in classical plays.
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