The Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble is presenting as its inaugural production, the U.S. Premiere of THREE SISTERS AFTER CHEKHOV, written by acclaimed playwright Mustapha Matura, and directed by Gregg T. Daniel. THREE SISTERS AFTER CHEKHOV will preview on Wednesday, July 7 at 8pm; Thursday, July 8, 8pm and will open on Friday, July 9 at 8pm and run through Sunday, August 8 at The Lost Studio, 130 S. La Brea in Los Angeles.
In Mustapha Matura’s penetrating adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play set in 1941 Colonial era Trinidad, three sisters live a privileged life in Port of Spain with their unworldly brother and his domineering wife, occupying their life with empty marriages and indiscreet liaisons. They dream of returning home to their adopted country, England, and the spires of Cambridge where they spent their cosmopolitan youth. But these ambitions of emigrating soon collapse as WW II escalates and the Trinidadian army is called to serve King, Country and Empire. The translation of Caribbean people, language and culture adds remarkable resonance to this enduring classic. This play captures the complexities of family life, challenges community consciousness, and celebrates the collective human experience.
“Matura’s transplantation of Chekhov’s masterpiece to World War II Trinidad was risky, but turns out beautifully” - - The Washington Post
“…it is a splendid act of creative vandalism.” - - The Guardian
“Hugely entertaining and peppered with clever humour, THREE SISTERS AFTER CHEKHOV moves from comedy to drama and back again with ease.” - - The Evening Star
“Chekhov’s tragic-comedy of broken dreams is given fresh new life in this adroit and imaginative adaptation.” - - East Anglian Daily News
The cast of THREE SISTERS AFTER CHEKHOV features Nadege August, Terrence Colby Clemmons, Pema Cruz, Jason Delane, Douglas Dickerman, Yvonne Huff, Veralyn Jones, Diarra Kilpatrick, Michael Ralph, Jeorge Watson, and Mirron Willis.
THREE SISTERS AFTER CHEKHOV – Previews: Wednesday, July 7 at 8 pm; Thursday,
July 8 at 8 pm
Run: Friday, July 9 – Sunday, August 8, 2010
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm
The Lost Studio 130 S. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Street parking available. Meters free after 8pm Monday - Saturday and on Sundays
General Admission: $25; Group tickets $20 (not available opening)
Previews tickets: $15 Preview Groups: $12
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Added by nohonora on June 17, 2010