Brooklyn Repertory Theatre Presents Chekhov's THREE SISTERS

Brooklyn Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Elisabeth Ng and Managing Director Ilinca Tuvene have announced that A. P. Chekhov's Three Sisters, adapted and directed by Victor Cervantes Jr, will premiere Thursday, February 4th at The Fourth Street Theatre, at 83 East 4th Street. The production will run through Sunday, February 7th. In keeping with the company's mission, the play features a multiracial cast.

Brooklyn Repertory Theatre is a Bushwick based theater company. Created by friends who wanted to change the way race was being portrayed on stage, they believe in colorblind casting, multiracial teams, no stereotypes and most of all an inclusive world. Their interpretation of this Russian classic takes place in present day New York and reflects the diverse world we live in today. This is the third show of the company's inaugural season, which premiered with Julia Cho's "BFE" at The Kraine Theatre, followed by Rebecca Gilman's "Blue Surge".

The cast of Three Sisters is: Elisabeth Ng, Tahirah Stanley, Anna Tempte, Ilinca Tuvene, Mike Turner, Alexander Lambie, Ran Levy, Fabio Motta, Erick Betancourt, Roberto Sanabria, Renee Petrofes, Robert Lee Leng and Stephen MacFarlane.

Design and Production Team: Production Stage Management by Jacques Leon Decunto, Props Design by Lisa Purrone and Victor Cervantes, Costume Design by Darla Juniper, Sound Design by Tom Mulvaney, Set Design by Victor Cervantes, Lighting Design by Jason Fok, Assistant Stage Management by Anamari Mesa and Assistant Directing by Alessandra Mesa.

Line Producer: Jaime Jaget.

Executive Producers: Caleb Forlong, Owen Fitzpatrick.

Victor Cervantes JR (Director) is an actor/director/writer/producer from Phoenix, AZ who misses his family terribly but is thankful to have a supportive boyfriend and New York family within The Middle Voice where he is a Co-Artistic Coordinator. Next, he will be focusing on his play (melo)drama.tic. Recent New York acting credits: Lila Feinberg's Clifford Odets Ensemble Commissioned piece Love Lab (dir. by GT Upchurch), Harrison Rivers' Look Upon Our Lowliness (Shy), Vassa Zhelesnova (dir. Moritz van Stuelpnagel)? Savage in Limbo (dir. Stella PowellJones)? Polaroid Stories (dir. Adam Knight)? Multistages' Temple of the Souls? Donmar Warehouse's Henry IV (Phyllida Lloyd). Recent New York directing credits: Exposure (Middle Voice Theater Company), FreshPLAY with MCC's Youth Company, Summer and Smoke (NYU/ETW), and numerous readings/workshops. Playwright: hom#phobic, relationSHIP, four Stories for Stories, and human(I)fest. Member: Improbable Stage. Education: BFA NYU/Tisch School for the Arts, Lee Strasberg Centennial Scholar & Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar.

Elisabeth Ng is a NYC based actor and the Artistic Director of Brooklyn Repertory. She studied at St Andrews University and previously worked in investment banking before pursuing a career in the arts. Elisabeth started her acting career in Scotland, where she originated the lead role in Belgian playwright Christophe Verboomen's Three's A Crowd and worked with BAFTA winning filmmaker Naysun AlaeCarew. She trained in New York at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and the Einhorn School of Performing Arts. NY Theatre Credits: A Book By Its Cover (LaMama), Good (Hudson Shakespeare), Assassination of Privilege (ESPA), BFE (BKRep), Blue Surge (BKRep), BOSSS (En Garde Arts), Here We Are Here (New York Theatre Workshop). Film: Carrie Pilby.

Ilinca Tuvene is an actor/producer based in New York and the Managing Director of Brooklyn Repertory. Born in a small town in Romania, she was lucky enough to grow up in a family that adored the arts and pushed her towards acting. Her breakthrough performance was in Dear Elena Sergheyevna (dir. Alexandru Mazgareanu/Bucharest Comedy Theatre). A recent graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, she balances her personality between her creative side and her business side, as managing director of Brooklyn Repertory Theatre and CEO of her own production company, Pretty Peasants. New York credits include: Disco Love (Dixon Place), BOSSS (EnGarde Arts), Sick (Arts Eve Fest, Crosby Street Plays), Divided (Infusionarts), Hotdog Muffins (Ideal Glass).

Individual tickets to Three Sisters are now available to the public. Performances begin at 8pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with additional performances at 3 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets can be reserved at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chekhovs-three-sisters-tickets-20441596365 and/or by emailing brooklynrepertory@gmail.com . All tickets are priced at $25 (Stage Seating/General Admission), $15 (Student). The 4th Street Theater is Located at 79 East 4th Street (between Bowery and 2nd Street).



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