Theatre Projects season will kick off with Chekhov

Winnipeg Free Press:  republished from May 14th, 2011 print edition

A NEW adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters will have its première at Theatre Projects Manitoba this fall, 110 years after the original play opened in Moscow.

Winnipeg playwright Bruce McManus has updated the tragicomedy to the late 1950s and set it at the air force base in Moose Jaw, Sask.

Christopher Brauer will direct a large cast including Ardith Boxall, Andrew Cecon, Carolyn Gray, Rob McLaughlin, Harry Nelken and Gord Tanner. The show will run Oct. 6-16 at the Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film.

The 21-year-old Theatre Projects is committed to developing and producing Manitoba plays. Its 2011-12 season includes two other productions.  Read more of the preview