Chekhov's Three Sisters from Boston University
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The last date listed for Three Sisters was Saturday February 26, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
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In this blithe and passionate adaptation of the 1928 gender-flipping Virginia Woolf novel, transf … More
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Terrible. Left at intermission.
One good thing I can say is that the set was gorgeous. The props, backdrop, furniture, etc. were beautifully done and very thoughtfully arranged.
We would have left sooner but didn't want to be too rude. It was as if the translator/director tried to modernize the original, but there was such disconnect it just didn't come together. The acting was only just better than a high school play. I know they're probably college students, but if this is a career to which they aspire they need to appear more sincere in their acting. I really wanted to like it, but it was so whiny and disingenuous that any deeper message was completely obscured.
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Having seen many Chekhov performances in my theatre-going life (which began in 1950) I found a freshness and immediacy of relationships that cast a new light on Chekhov and "The Three Sisters". There were admittedly some less than award winning...continued
Anton Chekhov, playwright
Paul Schmidt, translator
Sidney Friedman, director