Three Sisters is one of the greatest plays every written and every great actress has yearned to have a role in it. Russian Playwright Anton Chekhov wrote it in 1900, exploring not only family dynamics of the three different sisters but also the ideas of dreaming and ambition as the Russian empire decays around them. It's also about searching for meaning in what was perceived as the 'modern world' then, and all its themes we can relate to the modern world now.
The three sisters, Olga, Masha, and Irina, are educated aristocrats who grew up in urban Moscow expecting a certain privileged and intellectual life; however for the past eleven years they have been living in a small provincial town due to the political changes in Russia.
It's said that Chekhov's was inspired by the Bronte sisters in placing three aristocrats in such circumstances but as a Russian he scratched deeper and darker than their books, he spoke of politics and fate, rather than romance. He has no pity on the women just waiting to be saved, and perhaps his message is to save yourself.
This production by the State Theatre Company is directed by Adam Cook and features a cast of upcoming Adelaide theatre talent including: Chris Asimos, Kate Cheel, Patrick Graham, Michael Habib, Edwin Hodgeman, Carmel Johnson, Ksenja Logos, Renato Musolino, Nathan O'Keefe, Geoff Revell, Nadia Rossi, Roman Vaculik and Bridget Walters.
It also feature Peter O'Brien who was raised in Adelaide and had his first taste of international stardom as Shane on Neighbours before making a name in independent films, television drama and theatre. Recently he has featured in Underbelly in Australia, Gossip Girl in the US and Doctor Who in the UK. What other actor can lay claims to that kind of CV?