Using a college on New York's Upper East Side as their surrogate home and sanctuary, four siblings struggle to banish the ghost of their dead father and create some semblance of harmony as adults. Suggested by Chekhov's Three Sisters, this unflinchingly honest drama with comedy explores and explodes the myths about family and friendship. But in contrast to Chekhov's family, who yearn to leave the staid provinces for the excitement of Moscow, Alfieri's modern siblings long to escape the chaos of Manhattan for the simpler life they left behind in their childhood home in Charleston. As they strive to reconcile their individual desires, they expose each other's deceptions with barbed wit and candor escalating to moments of shocking power. Their final realization is that violence and chaos reside within the walls of their sanctuary -- and within the heart.
KeywordsBetrayal, Childhood, Feminism, Friendship, LGBT issues, Love, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
- Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)