Rehearsals have begun for Thoc’s latest Main Stage production, Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece Three sisters, directed by Athina Kasiou.
Written in 1900 and described by the author himself as a comedy, Three Sisters is a four-act existential drama about expectation, anticipation, and loss of hope.
In a small provincial garrison town, far from Moscow, the three sisters – Olga, Masha, and Irina – live together with their brother Andrey. Bogged down in the boredom of their everyday lives, they are trapped in recollections of a glorious past, making up stories and awaiting their return to Moscow, where their dreams can be fulfilled. As the future approaches, the possibility of change becomes more remote and their choices more constrained, while the dreams of youth dissolve, and excitement and passion for love and life is replaced by a sense of frustration.
Chekhov gives his characters the ultimate responsibility for their own lives. Inhibitions, fears, and inner intentions are betrayed not through what is said but rather through pauses, silences, hints and subtle humour.
With her modern directorial approach, Athina Kasiou recreates the Chekhovian universe for today, based on Eri Kyrgia’s new translation of an adaptation by Joel Horwood, and assisted by a superb team of distinguished creatives and actors.
Translation: Eri Kyrgia
Director: Athina Kasiou
Adaptation: Joel Horwood
Music, Sound design, Score design Andreas Trachonitis
Sets & costumes: Lydia Mandridou
Lighting design: Georgios Koukoumas
Assistant to the director and the designer: Stephanie Mourouzi
Cast: Antonia Charalambous, Niovi Charalambous, Giorgos Chiotis, Nikolas Grammatikopoulos, Giannis Karaoulis, Andreas Koutsoumbas, Marina Mandri, Christina Papadopoulou, Alexandros Parissis, Andreas Patsias, Andreas Tselepos, Lenia Sorokou, Spyros Stavrinidis, Vasilis Vasilakis
Nicosia | Thoc Theatre, Main Stage, Evis Gavriilidis Auditorium
From 17 March 2023
and every Friday, Saturday (8.30pm) and Sunday (6pm)