by LISA TRONNOLONE
We all have those moments in life where we yearn for a light at the end of the tunnel. Anton Chekhov’s tragic-comic masterpiece Three Sisters tells the tale of the frustration and unhappiness of the daily grind of life.
Directed by Adam Cook, three sisters Olga, Masha and Irina Prozorov are exiled to a provincial backwater. They long to return to their belovedMoscowand its vibrant culture. Gradually they become unable to tolerate how mundane their lifestyles have become. Their frustrations get the best of them and this becomes evident through the troubles that unravel in their own personal relationships. While dealing with the death of their father and the frustrations and dissatisfactions of the present, the arrival of officer Vershinin subtly but finally changes their lives and reminds them that happiness might just be possible.
Three Sisters boasted a stellar cast, including South Australian-born actor Peter O’Brien (Underbelly, All Saints, X-Men Origins: Wolverine).
A beautifully inventive set and creative lighting by Gavan Swift aided the presence of recurring themes throughout the entire performance.
My only criticism for the performance was that the characters portrayed English accents during the performance, even though it was stipulated that they had been born and raised in Moscow, Russia.
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