Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Staged as a rehearsed reading 18th – 19th August 2018 | Foyle Arts Centre, Derry as part of the Arts Over Borders Festival

Playwright

Brian Friel (translation of Anton Chekov)

Director

Paula McFetridge

Cast

Baron Tusenbach: Michael Condron

Fyodor Kulygin: Gary Crossan

Captain Solyony: Rhys Dunlop

Alexander Vershinin: Tony Flynn Roddey: Darren Franklin

Olga: Nicky Harley

Fedotik: Conor Hinds

Irina: Saoirse Monica-Jackson

Andrey Prozorov: Terry Keeley

Ferapont: Noel McGee

Masha: Dearbháile McKinney

Anfisa: Carol Moore

Natahsa: Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

Doctor Chebutykin: Lalor Roddy

Crew

Designer: Liz Cullinane

Stage Manager: Sophie Thompson

Producers: Zoe Fox and Dominic Montague

‘IRELAND IS A LITTLE RUSSIA’, wrote George Moore in 1911, ten years after Three Sisters was first performed on the Russian stage. Set at the turn of the century in a grand provincial house, the play follows the emotional entanglements of three sisters and their awkward brother, dreaming of returning to Moscow as the old-world crumbles around them.

Brian Friel’s translation, which premiered in the Guildhall, Derry in 1981, seamlessly adapts Chekhov’s language to the rhythms of Irish conversation. Kabosh’s rehearsed reading brought together fourteen actors (including some of the cast of Lisa McGee’s Derry Girls) in a world of deception, disaster and self-sacrifice played out on the banks of the Foyle.