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Apollinaire Theatre Company presents THREE SISTERS

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Apollinaire Theatre Company presents THREE SISTERS

Apollinaire presents Chekhov's masterwork in an intimate production staged in three locations in the theater. Seating is limited to 30 per performance.

Chekhov's dark human comedy of longing for a better life is presented in an adaption by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts. Stuck in a provincial outpost after the death of their army general father, the Prozorov sisters dream of returning to the cosmopolitan Moscow of their childhood. Desire battles reality as they struggle to find their place in a society on the brink of upheaval. Three Sisters is a story of yearning and denial, and finding love, beauty, and meaning even in the darkest hour.

Performances of Three Sisters are Dec. 22, 2016-Jan. 14, 2017
Fri. & Sat. at 8:00
Thurs. Dec. 28 and Jan. 11 at 8:00
Sun. Jan. 7 and 14 at 3:00

Press Night: Saturday Dec. 23, 8:00

Performances are at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.

Tickets are $35, $15 student rush

Tickets can be purchased by calling (617) 887-2336 or on-line at www.apollinairetheatre.com
Information and directions at www.apollinairetheatre.com

Performances will be followed by a Reception with the actors.

Dec. 22, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018
Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
(617) 887-2336 • www.apollinairetheatre.com

Featuring: Paul Benford-Bruce, Barbara Bourgeois, Siobhan Carrol, Michael John Ciszewski, Olivia Dumaine, Demetrius Fuller, Deniz Khateri, Becca A. Lewis, Robert Orzalli, Juan Carlos Pinedo, Zaida Ramos, Brooks Reeves, Evan Turissini, Jon Vellante, Arthur Waldstein

Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques
Costumes: Elizabeth Rocha
Sound: Camilo Atehortua
Scenic Artist: Demetrius Fuller
Stage Manager: Vijaya Sundaram

Running Time: apx. 2 hours 30 minutes with one intermission

Tracy Letts is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Steppenwolf ensemble member. He is the author of the plays Superior Donuts, August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award), Man from Nebraska (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Bug, and Killer Joe. Also an actor, he received the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? TV and film credits include Lady Bird, The Lovers, Christine, Elvis and Nixon, The Big Short, HBO's Divorce and two seasons as Senator Lockhart on Showtime's Homeland.

Apollinaire Theatre Company stages passionate plays at their elegantly restored theater in the Chelsea Theatre Works, as well as free summer theater in the park. Recently Apollinaire opened two new theaters at the Chelsea Theatre Works, the Riseman Family Theatre that houses their Apollinaire Play Lab program for children and youth, and the new BlackBox Theatre, a rental house for Greater Boston's performing arts community.

Recent Apollinaire productions include Everyman by Carol Ann Duffy, Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, Stupid F**king Bird by Aaron Posner, A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson, Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven by Young Jean Lee, and Informed Consent by Devorah Zoe Laufer.

Three Sisters is followed by two US Premieres, Winter Solstice by Roland Schimmelpfennig and First Love is the Revolution by Rita Kalnejais.

Winter Solstice
by Roland Schimmelpfennig
Directed by Brooks Reeves

February 16-March 11
Feb. 16-24: Fri. & Sat. at 8:00,
Mar. 21-11: Thurs.-Sat at 8:00, Sun. at 3:00
Press Night: Sat. Feb. 17, 8:00

Fascism doesn't show up in jackboots and swastikas. It arrives in the form of a polite older gentleman on Christmas Eve.

Roland Schimmelpfennig is one of the most produced European playwrights. His plays have been translated into over 20 languages and he made his US debut in 2007 with a production of his play Arabian Nights, produced by NYC's Play Company. In 2010, Schimmelpfennig was awarded the Mühlheimer Dramatists Award for his play The Golden Dragon. The play premiered at the Burgtheater Vienna land has since received more than 20 productions worldwide. He just finished a commission for the Tokyo National Theater and the Burgtheater in Vienna. Schimmelpfennig is the recipient of the highest Playwriting Award in Germany, the Else-Lasker-Schüler-Prize, to honor his entire Oeuvre.

WInter Solstice is Apollinaire Theatre's second Schimmelpfennig US Premiere, the first being Peggy Picket Sees the Face of God directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian in 2014. We also featured Schimmelpfennig's Arabian Nights in our Foreign Fest.

First Love is the Revolution
by Rita Kalnejais
Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques

April 13-May 5, 2018
Fri & Sat. at 8:00, Sun April 23 & 30 at 3:00
Press Night: Sat. April 14, 8:00

First Love is the Revolution is a viciously funny and unforgettable play about first love, teenage lust and nature vs nurture.

Rita Kalnejais is an Australian writer based in London. Her work has been performed extensively in Australia and she was a resident playwright at Sydney Theatre Company in 2011/12. Rita's first play, BC, was nominated for three Greenroom Awards including Best New Australian Play. Rita has developed new work at the National Theatre Studio and her Soho Six commission First Love is the Revolution premiered at Soho Theatre in 2015. Her critically-acclaimed play This Beautiful Future was a 2017 spring hit at London's Yard Theatre where it received a second run this November.


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