Three Sisters (Letts)

by  Tracy Letts

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 5f

"Highly recommended...Fascinating revival...has a speed and light, a sharpness and edgy heart that make it newly compelling" – Chicago Sun-Times 

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Three Sisters (Letts)

by  Tracy Letts

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The Prozorov sisters pine for Moscow. Culture and life brim in the city center, while they live among the mundane of a crumbling army garrison after their father's death. Though living with their brother Andrey, nothing keeps them back but their own misfortune, decisions, and the inertia of negativity that continues to follow this family. 
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"To his great credit, Letts hasn't tried to make his script stand out but rather to erase the misplaced reverence of most Chekhov translations. The effect reveals the colors and original intent beneath, including Chekhov's underappreciated humor." - The Oregonian, Read More 

"I’ve seen over a dozen Three Sisters, but never has the final scene of the sisters’ solidarity after all the blows we see them suffer registered so hard. It’s the cumulative effect of 150 minutes of searing truth-telling—from Letts, who knows family dysfunction as only the author of August: Osage County can." - Chicago Theater Beat, Read More 

"Letts’ revision...should make believers even out of those playgoers who avoid Chekhov." - Stage and Cinema, Read More 

"Highly recommended...Fascinating revival...has a speed and light, a sharpness and edgy heart that make it newly compelling" – Chicago Sun-Times 

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A small provincial town in Russia.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

9m, 5f

ANDREY PROZOROV
NATASHA - his fiance, later his wife
OLGA - his sister
MASHA - his sister
IRINIA - his sister
KULYGIN - Masha's husband, a high school teacher
VERSHININ - a lieutentatnt-colonel, the battery commander
BARON TUSENBACH - first lieutenant
SOLYONY - captain
CHEBUTYKIN - army doctor
FEDOTIK - second lieutenant 
RODE - second lieutenant
FERAPONT - watchman from the district council, an old man
ANFISA - the Prozorovs' nurse

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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts has been a Steppenwolf ensemble member since 2002. He was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County, which played on Broadway for over a year, following a sold-out run at Steppenwolf in 2007. August also enjoyed a sold-out engagement at London's National Theatre and a U.S. ...

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Three Sisters premiered at Artists Repertory Theater in Portland, OR in May 2009 under the direction of John Kretzu.

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