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Two River Theater

Three Sisters

By Anton Chekhov
Translated by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George

Directed by Sara Holdren

Run Time: 2 hours, plus one 15 minute intermission

Dates and tickets

Two River Theater playwright-in-residence Madeleine George (Two River’s Hurricane Diane, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England) collaborates with director Sara Holdren (Two River’s Twelfth Night) to create a new translation of Chekhov’s classic play about big souls trapped in tiny boxes. Stuck in the Russian countryside at the turn of the 20th century, sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina dream of futures in the wake of their father’s death and a changing Russia.

this show is for you if...

  • You know how it feels to yearn for something (a place, a person, a goal) that feels desperately out of reach.
  • You’re moved by stories of close families, and how siblings can be each others’ best friends (or worst enemies!)
  • You love stories centered on women which explore their complexity, their frustrations, their passions, and their power.
  • You celebrate the classics and would be excited to see the work of Russia’s greatest playwright Anton Chekhov infused with dream ballets, late night benders, and wild intensity.

MEET THE ARTISTS

The Cast

Coming soon!

The Creatives

Playwright

Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov

Bio coming soon!

Translator

Madeleine George
Madeleine George

Madeleine George Plays include The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist; Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist), Precious Little, and The Zero Hour (Jane Chambers Award, Lambda Literary Award finalist). Honors include a Whiting Foundation Award, the Princess Grace Award for Playwriting, and three MacDowell Fellowships. Madeleine is a member of New Dramatists, a founding member of the Obie Award-winning playwrights’ collective 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.), the Fellow for Curriculum and Program Development at the Bard Prison Initiative at Bard College, and the Mellon Playwright-in-Residence at Two River Theater.

Director

Sara Holdren
Sara Holdren

Sara Holdren A director, teacher, and writer originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the Artistic Director/co-founder of the theater company Tiltyard, as well as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford. From 2017-2019 she served as the theater critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com. Recent projects include The Merchant of Venice at Cleveland Play House; The Winter’s Tale with Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford; Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors with Two River Theater’s A Little Shakespeare program; MIDSUMMER (which she co-adapted from the play by William Shakespeare) with Tiltyard; Deer and the Lovers by Emily Zemba; The Zero Scenario by Ryan Campbell; and The Master and Margarita, adapted by Edward Kemp from the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov. Sara served as the Artistic Director of the 2015 Yale Summer Cabaret, where she directed the original production of MIDSUMMER and Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. She holds a BA in Theater from Yale University and an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is also a Drama League Fellow, a graduate of the Acting Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the recipient of the 2016–2017 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism.

HEALTH & SAFETY

The safety of our patrons, staff and artists is our number one priority. As such, all audience members over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks while inside the theater building. Exceptions are only made for patrons eating and/or drinking in designated areas within one hour prior to showtime or for special events.

FULL DETAILS & FAQS

Production Sponsor

Springpoint Senior Living Foundation at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor

Season Sponsor

Hackensack-Health

Access Performances for Three Sisters

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Audio Described

Audio Description is available for patrons with vision loss. Using a lightweight headset, with no wires or cables, that operates with a FM system, patrons can hear a live, objective and concise description of the action on stage.

Audio Described Performances

show
  1:00 PM
OC
Open Captioned

Open Captioning is available for patrons with hearing loss. This service is useful to those who may not fully benefit from the FM amplification system, or who need help catching particular words. A screen, which projects dialogue as the action occurs live on stage, is placed to the side of the stage.

Open Captioned Performances

show
  3:00 PM

Dates and tickets

Two River Theater

Opening Night Performance

7:00 PM

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A Post-Play Discussion will follow this performance

A Post-Play Discussion will follow this performance

A Post-Play Discussion will follow this performance

AD
Audio Described

Audio Description is available for patrons with vision loss. Using a lightweight headset, with no wires or cables, that operates with a FM system, patrons can hear a live, objective and concise description of the action on stage.

OC
Open Captioned

Open Captioning is available for patrons with hearing loss. This service is useful to those who may not fully benefit from the FM amplification system, or who need help catching particular words. A screen, which projects dialogue as the action occurs live on stage, is placed to the side of the stage.