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We Were Three Sisters (Variations on Chekhov)

José Sanchis Sinisterra
Direction: Carles Alfaro
Production: Teatro de La Abadía
Approximate length: 1 h. y 10 min.
Sala José Luis Alonso
March 27 - April 25, 2014
De martes a sábado, 20:30 h.
Domingo, 19:30 h.
Sábados 5 y 12 de abril, 18:00 y 20:30 h.

Lo sentimos, espectáculo finalizado


May 3 & 4, 2014
January 16 & 17, 2015
Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
January 23 & 24, 2015
A Coruña
February 6 & 7, 2015


"One of the great texts of universal theatre"

José Sanchis Sinisterra reduces The Three Sisters to its essence, using just three actresses in the roles of Olga, Masha and Irina, who are keen to return to the Moscow of their youth. The other characters in Chekhov's work - the brother, his girlfriend, the soldiers ... -, appear through a series of constant shifts: between the present, recollections and the realm of imagination, between the story and the experiences of these three women. Moving on a plane that is suspended in time, the sisters generate a disturbing ambience amongst themselves and amongst the audience.

For those who know the original work, this re-writing is an astonishing feat, being both multi-faceted and full of musicality, a balancing act that connects Chekhov's era with the world of today. Those members of the audience who are not familiar with the work will discover The Three Sisters based on the living essence of the play's characters.

Carles Alfaro, an "old friend" of this Theatre -his last work was El arte de la comedia (The Art of Comedy)-, and José Sanchis Sinisterra, a multi-faceted man of the theatre and teacher of a long line of playwrights, join forces in this first Chekhov in the history of La Abadía.

"Sinisterra's re-writing ensures that this universal story works, without veering away from the essence of Chekhov's discourse in any way". César López Rosell, El Periódico


Julieta Serrano
Mariana Cordero
Mamen García


Author José Sanchis Sinisterra
Directed by Carles Alfaro
Set design Carles Alfaro y Vanessa Actif
Lighting design Carles Alfaro
Costume design Ikerne Giménez
Sound Design Javier Almela
Hair and make-up Esther Barcenilla and Nayra Lobato
Costumes made by Miguel Crespí
Costume setting María Calderón
Hair and make-up assistant Erika Sánchez
Costume & Set assistant Vanessa Actif
Assistant director Montse Calles
2nd Assistant director Andrea Delicado


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