Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative presents

Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov

Directed & adapted by Patrick Walsh

FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 @ 7:30pm; Jan 21, 28 @ 2pm

ADDITIONAL RUN DATES: Jan 12,13, 17 @ 7:30pm; Jan 14 @2pm

VENUE: The Shoebox Theatre,
2110 SE 10th Ave.

TICKETS: $25; $20 students/seniors


In its first outing since the critically acclaimed Waiting For Godot, NWCTC returns to the Shoebox Theatre to stage an exciting new adaptation of this classic of modern drama. Adapted and directed by Patrick Walsh, the production boasts a cast of 14 fresh faces to NWCTC audiences as well as a bold approach to Chekhov’s masterwork. The production will also move to the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon as part of a unique outreach program, built off of the new, collaborative production model. Written in 1900 and first produced in 1901, Three Sisters was Anton Chekhov’s first commission for the Moscow Arts Theatre. Often described as a metaphor for the decline of elite coupled with the search for meaning in a modern world, Chekhov offers us three sisters—Olga, Masha, and Irina and their brother Andrey—who led a cultured life in Moscow but are forced to live in a “lifeless” provincial town for a decade. Each sister longs to return to Moscow, where they can resume their former lives. Their struggles among themselves (and their entanglements with a visiting regimental army), propel each of the sisters between hope for a better future and despair for their current situation.