Meisle will portray Masha in the Chekhov play, which runs at the Minnesota theatre April 19-May 24. The other two title players will be Julie Briskman as Olga and Meghan Wolf as Irina. The remainder of the cast comprises Matthew Amendt (Rode), Michael Booth (Andrei), Barbara Bryne (Anfisa), Wiley Harker (Ferapont), Richard S. Iglewski (Kulygin), Jim Lichtscheidl (Tuzenbach), Bill McCallum (Solyony), Kris L. Nelson (Fedotik), Michelle O’Neill (Natasha) and Stephen Pelinski (Vershinin) and Stephen Yoakam (Chebutykin). Directed by Guthrie Artistic Director Joe Dowling, this production of Three Sisters will utilize Richard Nelson’s English version of the play, which was commissioned by the Guthrie in 1984. Previews begin April 19 with an official opening scheduled for April 25.
The Three Sisters creative team includes Patrick Clark (set designer), Paul Tazewell (costume designer), Matthew Reinert (lighting designer), Scott W. Edwards (sound designer), Keith Thomas (composer) , Michael Lupu (dramaturg), Marcela Lorca (movement), Bonnie N. Raphael (voice and speech consultant), Brian Klevan Schneider (stage manager) and Chris A. Code (assistant stage manager).
The Guthrie Theater is located in Minneapolis at 725 Vineland Place. Tickets for Three Sisters are priced between $16 and $46 and are available by calling (612) 377-224 or (877) 44-STAGE. For more information, go to www.guthrietheater.org.