“Three Sisters” To Be Performed at Fairleigh Dickinson’s College at Florham
Madison, NJ (October 18, 2007) – “Three Sisters,” the 1901 masterpiece by Anton Chekhov, will be performed by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham Theater department in the Dreyfuss Theater from Wednesday, November 14 through Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. with a 2:30 matinee on Sunday November 18 and an 11 a.m. production on Thursday for high school students.
“Three Sisters” centers around the lives and aspirations of three sisters who dream of a life in Moscow but are prevented from going by attachments and a sense that life’s adventures are not for them. The play takes place in a small town on the eve of the Revolution that shaped the twentieth century.
A naturalistic play, the story was written as if it had happened in real life. Themes examined include: the decay of the privileged class in Russia, how an individual deals with alienation and loneliness and the search for meaning in the modern world. Directing is Professor Stephen Hollis.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for the FDU Community and seniors 65 and over. For further information, please contact the theater department at 973-443-8644 ext. 4.
A related library exhibit on Chekhov's Russia is currently running.