Three Sisters

Directed by Vivienne Benesch

A Family Portrait of Longing and Desire

Languishing in a provincial town far from their beloved Moscow, sisters Olga, Masha and Irina yearn for the sparkling city of their childhood, where they dream all wishes will be fulfilled. A masterful look at a family navigating the space between reality and dreams, in a new version by Libby Appel, the director of PlayMakers' 2014 production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Age Recommendation

While there is nothing inappropriate in the narrative, Chekhov’s humor and ability to shine light on the mundane details of everyday life will be best appreciated by patrons ages 14 and up.


Vivienne Benesch’s first production as artistic director of PlayMakers is fresh, indicting take on Chekhov
By Byron Woods
February 2, 2016

PlayMakers’ Three Sisters is Chekhov at His Best
By Pamela Vesper and Kurt Benrud
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
January 29, 2016

PRC’s Nuanced New Version of THREE SISTERS: Ennui on Stage, but Not in the Audience
By Kate Dobbs Ariail
The Five Points Star
January 27, 2016

Reworked ‘Three Sisters’ proves more accessible
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
January 27, 2016

Fine and Beautiful Performances Highlight PRC’s Three Sisters
By Alan R. Hall
Classical Voice of North Carolina
January 26, 2016

Who’s Talking (radio interview)
With DG Martin
January 22, 2016

Vivienne Benesch is Directing a New Version of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters for PlayMakers Rep
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
January 20, 2016


Where We’ll Be
By Byron Woods
January 19, 2016

“Three Sisters” Arrive at PlayMakers, Say They’ll Reach Moscow Soon (radio interview)
By Aaron Keck
January 15, 2016