A reading of an American adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters.
Read by Sophie Angelson, Rachel Barry, Tom Cornish, Lois Deeny, Joseph Macnab, Jamie McKie, Jackson Milner, Simon Pontin and Natalie Webb. Directed by James Kemp.
The Peters siblings moved from New York City to Nebraska in 1927. It is now 1938 and after the death of their mother they find themselves trapped, caring for an ailing father in a tiny town with no hope of achieving the American dream. That is until the arrival of two newcomers to town shakes them to the core and opens the door to possibilities they had never imagined. This adaptation shines light on a generation of people who were given every opportunity to flourish but political and economic circumstances leave them floundering and failing − a situation that resonates deeply with so many people today.
A note from the playwright:
“The genesis of this play began in 2012 during a conversation between two actors about the timelessness and modernity of Chekhov’s characters and stories. He is a true observer of human behavior and despite all of the global changes since his time, human interactions remain much the same. Love is still a mystery, families are still complicated, and war is still ever present.”