00:00, Tue 25th February – Sat 1st March 2003 at Fitzpatrick Hall
Lent Week 6
Chekhov's magnificent, elegiac and profoundly funny drama, The Three Sisters, is his greatest work and one of the triumphs of twentieth century theatre. A comically subversive look at the disintegration of the Russian monied classes, it reflects life by oscillating violently between tragedy and comedy.
Olga, Masha and Irina watch time pass them by, dreaming of a return to their beloved Moscow. No-one has understood with such sensitivity, and penetration as Chekhov what it is to be human. Do not expect anything heavy or turgid - this play was written and will be performed with a great lightness of touch.