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Three Sisters

A collaboration between Nine Years Theatre and SITI Co. (New York)
A Singapore International Festival of Arts Commission

Synopsis

The award-winning ensembles of Singapore’s Nine Years Theatre and the SITI Company from New York join hands to present this hybrid retelling of Anton Chekhov’s classic play Three Sisters.

Three Sisters, by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, stands as one of the most outstanding plays of his career. Olga, Masha, and Irina – the titular sisters - fritter away their lives in a provincial town, while they dream of returning to the cosmopolitan city where they grew up.

Chronicling their tangled relationships, ordinary frustrations and search for meaning, the play opens a moving window into the human condition, and reveals Chekhov’s profound understanding of universal themes.

In this new hybrid work co-created by Singapore Mandarin theatre company Nine Years Theatre (NYT) and the SITI Company from New York, this classic play is re-imagined as a memory-scape of Irina, the youngest sister. The NYT actors will be performing alongside cinematic projections of SITI Company actors that allude to visual memories in the mind. The heart-wrenching story is then told through a juxtaposition of live bodies and virtual presence, heightening the tragi-comedic sentiments of these Chekhovian characters in an absurd world.

Don’t miss this version of Three Sisters that brings together the creativity of the two companies to share a timeless story, in a way that is also a quirky response to the current global unnormal.




Performed in English and Mandarin with English and Chinese surtitles.

Date and Time
20 - 22 May 2021
8pm

Video on Demand
Date

5 - 20 June 2021

Venue
Drama Centre Theatre, National Library

Duration
2 hours, with no intermission.

Rating
General

Playwright:Anton Chekov
Director:Nelson Chia (Singapore)
Producer/Dramaturg:Mia Chee (Singapore),Megan Carter (USA)
Script Translator:Neo Hai Bin (Singapore)

Cast:
Singapore - Mia Chee*, Hang Qian Chou*, Neo Hai Bin*, Timothy Wan*, Wendi Wee Han
USA - Ellen Lauren, Akiko Aizawa, Leon Ingulsrud, Stephen Duff Webber, Barney O'Hanlon
*Members of NYT Ensemble

Lighting:Genevieve Peck (Singapore), Brian H Scott (USA)
Sound:Darron L West (USA)
Costume:Yuan Zhiying (Singapore), Jacqueline Teo (Singapore)

Production Manager:Tennie Su (Singapore)
Stage Manager:Ng Siaw Hui (Singapore), Alyssa Escalante (USA)
Technical Manager: Ian Tan (Singapore)
Assistant Manager: Teo Pei Si (Singapore), Natalie Wong (Singapore)

Title Logo and Graphic Design:Ryan Loi (Singapore)

Executive Director:Michelle Preston (USA)
Artistic Advisor: Anne Bogart (USA)

Ticket Price
$58, $68(Not inclusive of SISTIC fee)

Other Concessions/ Discounts
Students, NSFs & senior citizens:15% off
Front Row Seats (For Students only):$10
Available through SISTIC www.sistic.com.sg 6348 5555





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