"Three Sisters" Makes Me Glad There is Divorce!
Presented by the
Pittsburgh Irish Classical Theatre
Review by JoAnn R. Forrester, ‘Empress of Biz
Ah Chekhov…he makes me glad there is divorce!
Let me first say---- that I am truly delighted at the excellent quality of productions that the Pittsburgh Irish Classical Theatre presents to our city. PICT gets it Right! They are a true asset to the arts in our city. PICT’s presentation of the play Three Sister by Anton Chekhov is another example of an exceptional high quality production.
I personally have a love/hate relationship with Chekhov. I recognize he is, was and always will be recognized as a comedo-tragic genius and as such is revered for his work and the impact he had on the development of theater in the 20th century.
Cast of Three Sisters with Adrian Blake Enscoe
and Vera Varlamov in the forefront as Fedotik and Irina
Photos by Suellen Fitzsimmons
Vershinin (David Whalen) &
Masha (Allison McLemore)
photo by Suellen Fitzsimmons
The brother Andrei who has such hopes but marries so badly and lives a life of lost dreams! His wife Natasha, (Megan McDermott) is the original mean queen and made one to yell again.”Stop her she is a bully, stand up to her you people.” Again I did not. But isn’t that the goal of the playwright, to get us to react. I was so mad at Natasha; I wouldn’t even talk to her if I met her. Kudos to the excellent acting of Megan McDermott!
For the next three acts over a four year time, we see, love bloom, affairs of various sorts, boredom, frustration, acts of charity and cruelty, characters develop and blossom, hopes dash and dreams changed..All the stuff of life… yet so ably presented by the cast of PICT! And react we did, so much so that we are silently screaming:
Get on that train folks..and go to Moscow! Or at least to PICT’s presentation of "Three Sisters." The play runs through August 26th in the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland. You can find full details at: http://picttheatre.org
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