Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

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“Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov
Dunstan Playhouse
Captioned Performance – Wednesday 24 August – 11.00am matinee
Director: Adam Cook Set Design: Adam Cook & Gavan Swift
Costume Designer: Ailsa Paterson Lighting Designer: Gavan Swift
Cast includes: Patrick Graham, Michael Habib, Edwin Hodgeman,
Carmel Johnson, Ksenja Logos, Peter O’Brien, Geoff Revell, Nadia Rossi,
Roman Vaculik, Bridget Walters
“Any idiot can face a crisis. It’s the day to day living that wears you out!”
At the dawn of a new century, three sisters exiled to a provincial backwater long for a return to Moscow and its vibrant culture. Unable to bear the banality of their lives, tempers flare and all kinds of appetites go unchecked, provoking wild and dangerous responses from the people around them. While dealing with the death of their father and the frustrations and dissatisfactions of the present, the arrival of the debonair and magnetic officer Vershinin turns their world upside down and reminds them that happiness might just be possible…
One of the greatest plays of the 20th century, Chekhov’s tragi-comic masterpiece of provincial claustrophobia and the frustrations of small town life has a universally resounding appeal. At once grave and joyous, thrillingly recognisable and deeply moving, it tells its story with courage, compassion and humour.

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