For the first time in three years, an Evening and Weekend Studies program at Evergreen is putting on a fully staged play. Students in a program titled Chekhov, Stanislavski, and Modern Drama will be producing and performing “Three Sisters” March 15-17 in Evergreen’s Experimental Theater.
“Part of this experience is getting to do fully staged, fully produced theatre at Evergreen and seeing this wonderful piece of literature come to life,” said faculty member and co-director Marla Elliott.
“Three Sisters” was written in 1900 by Russian author Anton Chekhov, the second most performed playwright in the world. Now, well over 100 years later, the play’s themes are still relevant.“It focuses on the three sisters and the feeling of despair they feel when they discover their life options are gone for reasons beyond their control,” said co-director and faculty member Tom Rainey.
The subtlety and ambiguity of “Three Sisters” makes it a challenge to perform. However, under the direction of Elliott and Rainey, the student cast powers through with hard work and dedication.
“I really enjoy the challenge of performing Chekhov,” said student Josh Oliver. “It’s the next step of learning, growing and becoming a better actor.”
“Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov will be performed March 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Experimental Theater in the Evergreen Communications Building. Admission is free and open to the public.