1501 14th St. NW Washington
Award-winning playwright and director Aaron Posner has taken Chekhov's Three Sisters and removed one seemingly vital element from the Russian classic: the sisters. Instead, his aptly titled No Sisters explores the screwed-up, endlessly fascinating psyches of a different set of world-weary misfits and broken dreamers in the Chekhov universe. Because while Olga, Masha, and Irina yearn for Moscow, the rest of the household and its hangers-on are grappling with their own heartache and longing, bit players in a world whose focus is elsewhere. Commissioned as a part of Studio R&D, Studio Theatre's new works initiative, No Sisters is an endlessly inventive and wildly funny play -- about some wildly unhappy people.
Thru - Apr 23, 2017
||2:00pm & 7:30pm
Box Office: 202-332-3300
No Sisters Reviews
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DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended
"...Does one need to have seen Three Sisters in the Mead before seeing No Sisters in the Milton? That's what I did, and I can report it helps give thematic context and character familiarity to No Sisters. But No Sisters can also stand on its own as engaging entertainment and tour de force acting. With or without Chekhov's Three Sisters (but ever indebted to it), Aaron Posner's No Sisters gives audiences three of the most insightful and satisfying hours in locally grown and nourished theater."
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DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended
"...The performers all stand out when judged against their roles downstairs. There's a lesson in there somewhere-everyone becomes likable when you get to know them, and even the bizarre sociopath Solyony attains a tortured relatedness. Gilbert's nervy, hilarious turn as Natasha turns her into an anti-heroine you could cheer for and Scofield's upstairs portrayal of Kulygin is no longer strictly a pedant, but rather an entertaining fellow. And who would've known that the muted peasant Anfisa had soul-bearing wisdom to share? It's all the more impressive when you've seen them in Three Sisters and know what they are doing downstairs, that they can change gears and make such an impression upstairs. These actors are essentially performing in two plays at the same time. And you are privy to them both being performed. That's right, everyone attending No Sisters is able to spy a live feed of Three Sisters running simultaneously (I believe this is only for the weekend performances). That alone had me smiling through the fast-paced three-hour runtime."
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