Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg's Three Sisters Debuts at BAM April 18

News   Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg's Three Sisters Debuts at BAM April 18
 
New York audiences are treated to Chekhov's Three Sisters, performed in its native Russian by the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg, beginning April 18 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Maly Drama Theatre last presented Chekhov's Uncle Vanya at BAM in 2010 and returns with Three Sisters under the direction of artistic director Lev Dodin. It will run through April 28.

The production, which is performed in Russian with English subtitles, first premiered in St. Petersburg in October 2010. It is designed by Alexander Borovsky.

The cast includes Alexander Bykovsky, Ekaterina Kleopina, Irina Tychinina, Elena Kalinina, Ekaterina Tarasov, Sergey Vlasov, Igor Chernevich, Sergey Kuryshev, Alexander Koshkarev, Alexander Zavyalov, Danila Shevchenko, Stanislav Nikolsky, Sergey Kozyrev, Natalia Akimova, Elena Solomonova and Anatoly Kolibyanov.

According to BAM, "This Russian tale follows the Prozorov sisters and their brother Andrey who are forced to leave Moscow for life in a provincial town. Following the death of their father, the family bravely confronts the tragic discrepancies between yearnings and reality, and a saga unfolds about the vital importance of staying true to oneself while struggling with the burden of everyday life. The play examines the hierarchal and emotional effects of losing their status and wealth while coming to terms with changes in modern society."

For tickets to the New York engagement, visit BAM.

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