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.
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The picture-perfect facade of '50s-era family life is torn away in Far From Heaven, the stage adaptation of the Oscar-nominated romantic melodrama from director Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Mildred Pierce). While managing a household that would show-up the Cleavers in its neatness and apparent civility, a Connecticut housewife discovers her husband's secret ... only to seek comfort in a forbidden relationship of her own. Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) and the creators of the musical Grey Gardens collaborated on this romantic musical that evokes Haynes' original inspiration: the lush, Technicolor brilliance of the films of Douglas Sirk. Now, for its Boston premiere, Scott Edmiston directs a smart and sophisticated production at the SpeakEasy Stage. Learn 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