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Three Sisters

Closed July 12, 2020

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New off-Broadway

Anton Chekhov's outstanding melodramatic masterpiece returns to New York courtesy of the New York Theatre Workshop, in this starry production rounding off their 2019/20 season. With Ladybird director and actress Greta Gerwig and Oscar Issac in the leading roles and direction from Tony-winning Sam Gold (Fun Home) this new adaptation once again takes us into the heart of a family desperate for an escape from the ennui that surrounds them. Although written in 1900, many of the themes resonate heavily today as we each search for meaning in an increasingly tumultuous world.

Last seen on stage in The Village Bicycle in 2014, Greta Gerwig is currently working on her second movie as director, after her Oscar nomination for Ladybird in 2017. As an actress, she has appeared extensively in film and television, including stunning performances in Damsels in Distress, Lola Versus, and Frances Ha.

Swapping a galaxy far far away for off-Broadway, Star Wars' Oscar Isaac most recently took to the stage at the Public Theatre in 2017 as Hamlet.

What is the story?

Each at a different stage of their life, Olga, Masha, Irina Prozorova and their brother Andrei are stuck in a provincial backwater waiting for their lives to begin. Hoping to return to their once-grand life in Moscow, they all seek their own way out of the village. But whether it comes via marriage, love (not mutually exclusive), work or ambition, it is not long until they discover that the path to freedom is littered with dissatisfaction, leaving them to come to terms with the fact that life is full of compromise, both emotionally and materially.

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Previews from: 13 May 2020

Opening night: 1 June 2020

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Images by
Katrin Neuhaus

Martin Kraft
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Cast and Creative


Greta Gerwig as Masha
Oscar Isaac as Vershinin
Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Olga
Steve Buscemi as Chebutykin
Emily Davis as Natasha
Michael Benjamin Hernandez as Fedotik
John Christopher Jones as Ferapont
Lola Kirke as Irina
Anthony Michael Lopez as Rohde
Matthew Maher as Tusenbach
Chris Messina as Solyony
Aaron Clifton Moten as Andrei
Ben Sinclair as Kulygin
Virginia Wing as Anfisa


Written by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Sam Gold

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