A play that deals with the disillusion and decadence of the Russian moneyed classes
Have you heard of Sala ATRIUM? It’s the corner stone of the ATRIUM project. Together with the Studio (a space for actors to reflect on and refine their craft) and the Production Company (the management and organizational planning part of the project), Sala ATRIUM aims to offer its public a coherent line of work in the field of the scenic arts. Their latest offering in this line is Three Sisters, Chekhov’s classic play that tackles the disillusion and decadence of the Russian moneyed classes, in this case with a an intelligent and dynamic combination of tradition and modernity. Chekhov’s original text was written in 1900 and the plot focuses on the frustrations and dissatisfactions of a family that lives their life imprisoned by the obligations of a disenchanted present while clinging to the nostalgic memory of the past and the fragile hope of an ever less certain future.
With a new text by José Sanchis Sinisterra, who has reduced the original play to its very essence, and featuring only three parts: the elder sister (Ólia) who represents conservative tradition; Maixa, who is disillusioned with her marriage and who embodies the will to liberation; and Irina, the youngest sister, who symbolises the new desires for freedom. The other characters in the play appear through the interplay of leaps in time, memory and the imagination; between the story and the life experience of these three women. You’ll find more information about this staging of the play, which is scheduled from the 23rd of March to the 17th of April, at this link.
Three Sisters (Deconstructing Chekhov)
When: 23 March to 17 April
Where: Sala ATRIUM
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