three sisters BY ANTON CHEKHOV
ADAPTED BY BRUCE McMANUS
Presented by Theatre Projects Manitoba
Omar Alex Khan
DIRECTOR Christopher Brauer
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Heidi Malazdrewich
SET DESIGN David Hewlett
COSTUME DESIGN Angela Fey
LIGHTING DESIGN Hugh Conacher
SOUND DESIGN Chris Coyne
STAGE MANAGER Chris Pearce
APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER Michael Duggan
HAIR DESIGN Amber Casselman of Oxfords Salon
MAKE UP DESIGN Tara Suffield.
October 6-16, 2011 | Published by Scirocco Drama
Photos Dylan Hewlett
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McManus' adaptation is a success. His characters are fully drawn, he gives the actors rich text to work with, and he skillfully captures the nature of their environment, which itself is almost a character. Under Christopher Brauer’s skilled direction, the A-list cast mines the complex characters for their full worth, and creates some arresting scenes on stagee: a lonely young woman spinning with a pinwheel in hand, alone on New Year’s Eve; a man’s heart silently breaking as he comes face-to-face with betrayal; Masha’s quiet isolation as she watches the world burn around her.
— CBC Radio
Each of 11 actors gets a multifaceted, flawed, sometimes comical character with a distinct perspective on happiness...It's a thrill to see a large, professional ensemble cast at intimate range, and director Christopher Brauer pilots them around with energy. David Hewlett's Danish modern domestic set and Angela Fey's class-conscious costumes are first-rate.
— Winnipeg Free Press