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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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
About the Ticket Supplier: Boston University College of Fine Arts
The Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre is a leading conservatory for the study of acting, stage management, design, production, and all aspects of the theatrical profession. These programs of study are enriched by the School’s access to the greater liberal arts programs at Boston University. The School of Theatre values the notion of “the new conservatory” and seeks to provide students with opportunities for artistic growth through a rigorous curriculum, professional connections, and an emphasis on collaboration and new work. The School’s academic programs and several special initiatives, including the Boston University New Play Initiative and Boston Center for American Performance – the professional extension of the School of Theatre, enable the School of Theatre to put these core values into practice.