Drama Students Produce New Adaptation of Anton Chekhovs Three Sisters
The Drama Department will produce Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" as adapted by MacArthur
Fellow and Obie Award winner Sarah Ruhl. The play will run April 3-13 at the Margaret
Chekhov's poignant tale depicts an entire village of unlucky lovers struggling with
the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams. At the play's center are the
Prozorov Sisters, Olga, Masha and Irina, trying to pretend that they are still in
their beloved Moscow, their personal lives not quite what they'd hoped they would
"I am very excited to bring this stunning new version to North Texas. I think Sarah
Ruhl's inimitable ear for dialogue is a perfect match for Chekhov. She captures the
rhythms of the original better than any translation I have ever read," said Director
and Assistant Professor of Drama Stefan Novinski.
Novinski, whose directorial credits include "Macbeth" at the Dallas Shakespeare in
the Park, as well as University of Dallas productions "Big Love," "Arcadia" and "Playboy
of the Western World," directs a cast of 15 student actors. The costumes are designed
by senior Erin Kleiber, and the light and set designs are by Will Turbyne, affiliate
assistant professor of drama.
All shows begin at 8 p.m., except for 2 p.m. matinees April 6 and 13. On Monday, April
7, there will be no performance. The audience is invited to a post-show discussion
with the cast and creative team after each performance.
While admission is free for UD students, faculty and staff, reservations are strongly
recommended. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for seniors (55+), alumni
and non-UD students. To reserve tickets or learn more, call the box office at 972-721-5314,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit udallas.edu/drama.