The Russian Arts Theater and Studio presents Anton Chekhov's tragicomic story about the decline of a privileged family grappling with the changes of a modern world. More…
Following the death of their army officer father, the Moscow-born and bred Prozorov siblings find themselves living in a remote provincial town, trapped inside the memories of their glorious past. Only the proximity of a nearby artillery post and the company of its officers make their existence bearable. As they fumble for purpose amidst the clutter of awkward suitors, clumsy birthday presents, absurd squabbles, and raging house fires, only one desire remains undimmed: to return to Moscow! Part of the company's first annual New York Chekhov Festival, which also includes lectures, talk backs, and other events.
"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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 like to be entertained with good ensemble theater and some really great acting.The play touches life as it is now lightly and with charm
Don't see it if you don't like really great theater with wit ,charm,good acting,music ,great costumes,directing,and scenery. It's in a wonderful small space
See it if You like Chekhov, and an international cast with provocative staging and interpretation. This was the best Three Sisters I've ever seen.
Don't see it if You're looking for Broadway-style shows. It's bare bones, but the experience was so fulfilling spiritually for my friends and I.
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