2011 2012 Season
Theatre Projects Manitoba presents zone 41 theatre’s
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Bruce McManus Directed by Christopher Brauer Stage Manager: Chris Pearce Assistant Director: Heidi Malazdrewich Set Design: David Hewlett Lighting Design: Hugh Conacher Costume Design: Angela Fey Sound Design: Chris Coyne Assistant Stage Manager: Michael Duggan Hair Design: Amber Casselman Makeup Design: Tara Suffield
Oct 6th – 16th, 2011
Canwest Centre for Theatre & Film – University of Winnipeg
110 years after its Moscow premiere, Bruce McManus weaves a prairie story from the essential threads of the original – faithful to the tragic comedy of Chekhov’s characters in an environment often hostile to dreams. He gives us a play about the Canadian prairie experience at a time when the nation and our place in the world were on the brink of great change.
Three Sisters features: Ardith Boxall, Andrew Cecon, Carolyn Gray, Patricia Hunter, Krista Jackson, Tom Keenan, Omar Khan, Erin McGrath, Rob McLaughlin, Harry Nelken, and Gordon Tanner
“I understood everyone in Three Sisters best when I put the play in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan in the early sixties…I wrote about my father and mother and uncles and aunts and war vets, and people I imagined, and their hopes and disappointments, living in the hinterland.” -Bruce McManus
About zone 41 theatre:
zone41 was born with the thinking that a Manitoba theatre company can offer its audiences the opportunity to be a part of enduring, important works while supporting local artists to contribute to the quality, viability and permanence of theatre here. We believe that the best this province has to offer would be at home on any stage in the world and zone41 aims, through original takes on classics, to bring our creative talent to Winnipeg and beyond.
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