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Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Adapted by Tracy Letts
By Anton Chekhov
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559365055, 96 pages, January 2017


By depicting the everyday trials of ordinary Americans, critically acclaimed playwright Samuel D. Hunter "writes with unusual insight into, and empathy for, people whose lives have settled into sad stasis" (New York Times). Hunter's compassionate eye for the quiet, lonely struggles of his Idahoan characters makes his plays desperately and painfully human. The talented writer demonstrates his knack for exposing the pathos in marginalized lives with these four poignant new plays: Rest, A Great Wilderness, The Few, and Pocatello.


"I've seen over a dozen Three Sisters, but never has the final scene . . . registered so hard. It's the cumulative effect of . . . searing truth-telling—from Letts, who knows family dysfunction as only the author of August: Osage County can, and Chekhov, the good doctor who diagnoses all our weaknesses that are so strong. "—Chicago Theater Beat

"Zestier and more colloquial than most translations . . . Letts' main achievement here is to make Chekhov more emotional, accessible and active. "—Chicago Tribune