Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl's new version of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati, directed by Les Waters. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where it played earlier this year, THREE SISTERS opens Yale Rep's 2011-2012 season, September 16-October 8 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, September 22.
THREE SISTERS features set design by Annie Smart, costumes by Ilona Somogyi, lighting by Alex Nichols, sound by David Budries, musical direction by Julie Wolf, dramaturgy by Rachel Steinberg, and stage management by James Mountcastle.
Natalia Payne (Masha), Wendy Rich Stetson (Olga), and Heather Wood (Irina) play the title roles. The cast also includes Josiah Bania (Rode), James Carpenter (Chebutykin), Richard Farrell (Ferapont), Emily Kitchens (Natasha), Bruce McKenzie (Vershinin), Alex Moggridge (Andrei), Barbara Oliver (Anfisa), Keith Reddin (Kulygin), Thomas Jay Ryan (Tuzenbach), Brian Wiles (Fedotik), and Sam Breslin Wright (Solyony).
ABOUT THREE SISTERS
Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world's greatest plays, revealed through the lyricism of two leading voices in Contemporary Theatre: two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl and director Les Waters, whose acclaimed collaborations include Eurydice at Yale Rep and the Tony Award-nominated In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) on Broadway.
Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters-school teacher Olga (Wendy Rich Stetson), unhappily married Masha (Natalia Payne), idealistic Irina (Heather Wood)-yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. Three Sisters is the portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.
TICKET INFORMATION AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Tickets for THREE SISTERS range from $20-88, are available online at www.yalerep.org, by phone at (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street). Student, senior, and group rates are also available.
Friday, September 16 8PM
Saturday, September 17 8PM Grad Night reception begins at 7PM
Monday, September 19 8PM ALL TICKETS $20
Tuesday, September 20 8PM ALL TICKETS $20
Wednesday, September 21 8PM ALL TICKETS $20
Thursday, September 22 8PM Opening Night
Friday, September 23 8PM
Saturday, September 24 2PM Talk Back
Saturday, September 24 8PM
Tuesday, September 27 8PM