Work

Translation

Three Sisters

Drama

  • 165 Minutes
  • 9 M
  • 6 F

Synopsis

If they’re not going to serve us tea, then let’s at least philosophize.

The Prozorovs — Olga, Masha, Irina and their brother Andrei — yearn to return to their native Moscow after more than a decade stuck in a Russian backwater. Their only friends are a handful of soldiers and officers from the local garrison, who spend their time philosophising about the meaning of life. As each Prozorov attempts (and fails) to find happiness through marriage, work, or love affairs, Moscow remains their last beacon of hope to finding the life they envision for themselves.

Additional Credits

Translated from Tri Sestry by Anton Chekhov
Based on a literal translation by Yanna Meerzon

Reviews

“The complexities of feeling that percolate within and around this family are brilliantly captured. Nicolas Billon’s English version is exceptionally lucid.”
– Robert Cushman, National Post

“…Nicolas Billon’s new adaptation is thoroughly modern.”
– Christopher Hoile, Eye Weekly

Three Sisters [is] engagingly adapted by Nicolas Billon…”
– Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

“A production filled with intelligence, invention and colour…”
– Robert Crew, Toronto Star

Production History

2014 @ University of Windsor – Windsor, CANADA
2007 @ Soulpepper Theatre Company — Toronto, CANADA