Imagine living it up in high society on Park Avenue, losing it all in a Ponzi scheme, and being forced to move out to the ‘burbs. You wouldn’t be happy, would you? Neither is the Prozorov family, especially the Three Sisters, whose misery over their provincial life is the subject of Chekhov’s classic play. When the story begins, the urbane Moscow-bred clan has been living in a small Russian town for 11 years but still clings to the hope of returning to their formerly high-class lives. This production comes here direct from St. Petersburg, where the Maly Drama Theatre has been operating since 1944. The company’s boundary-breaking director, Lev Dodin, helms the Russian-language production.
Wed., April 18, 8 p.m., 2012