Stonehill Theatre Company Fall Production Selection A Chekhov Classic
November 04, 2011
The Stonehill Theater Company will present Anton Chekhov's 1901 classic "Three Sisters" from Thursday, November 17 through Saturday, November 19. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. each night.
Teacher, director, and dramaturg Theresa Lang will guest direct the naturalistic play about the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world.
The play describes the lives and aspirations of the Prozorov family consisting of sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina and their brother Andrei. They are a family dissatisfied and frustrated with their provincial existence.
The sisters are refined and cultured young women who grew up in urban Moscow, but, for eleven years, they have been living in a small town far from the capital. As their dreams of returning to exciting, sophisticated Moscow don't come to pass, however, they are obliged to seek meaning in the ordinariness of their everyday lives.
Chekhov is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics: "Seagull," "Uncle Vanya," "Three Sisters," and "Cherry Orchard."
In addition to his work as an author and dramatist, Chekhov practiced as a doctor throughout most of his literary career, once saying "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress."
Tickets for the play are $5 for students and seniors, and $8 for general admission. Ticket reservations can be made starting November 7th by calling the STC box office at (508) 565-1458. They can also be purchased in the commons during lunch or dinner.
About Guest Director Theresa Lang
A theatre historian, Lang's specializes in the censorship of urban space, popular entertainment, and the development of the American theatre. She has taught and directed at Tufts University, Stonehill, and Boston College. She has also guest lectured at various universities and has presented at multiple regional and national conferences.
Lang is the Regional Chair of Dramaturgy for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and was the Associate Director of the inaugural New Play Dramaturgy Intensive at the Kennedy Center.
She holds a B.A. in Drama from the University of Dallas, an M.A. in Theatre from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Drama from Tufts University.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.