By Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Bruce McManus
Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film
University of Winnipeg Campus – 400 Colony (entrance from Balmoral)
Directed by Christopher Brauer
a zone41 theatre production
110 years since the original opened at the Moscow Arts Centre. McManus has moved the action from turn of the century Russia and centered it instead on The Royal Canadian Air Force Base at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in the late 1950’s. In doing so he weaves a prairie story from the essential threads of the original remaining faithful to the tragic comedy of Chekhov’s characters in an environment often hostile to dreams.
Three Sisters explores our obsessive desire to look elsewhere, to ignore our reality in pursuit of an imagined salvation, and confronts us with the impossibly perfect designs we hang on both our past and future.