March 6-10: Three Sisters staged by Flagler College Theatre Arts

PERFORMANCE DATES

March 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30PM and March 10 at 2PM

Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine

General public $15,

$5 for non-Flagler students; Flagler college students, staff and faculty are free (with ID at the box office window)

Tickets available at: https://flagler.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx

Or at the box office the week of the show, Monday through Friday 12-5PM

Box office phone: 904-826-8600

ABOUT THE SHOW

Three Sisters, one of Anton Chekhov’s classic and beloved plays, was written and produced in 1900, at the beginning of a new century. It shows a Russia heading toward revolution at the end of 19th century Tzarist Russia. Chekhov repeatedly talks about a “coming storm” in the play.  

The play centers on the Prosorov sisters and their brother, living in a provincial town far from their birthplace, Moscow. It opens on the 20th birthday of the youngest daughter, Irina, one year after the death of their father, a brigade commander in charge of the army in the town. As the girls dream of and yearn for a return to their beloved home, which they left 11 years earlier, the new commanding officer, Colonel Vershinin has just arrived from Moscow, breathing new life into their dreary lives. The play progresses over the course of five years as the family’s life goes on, lacking the satisfaction they all desperately seek in the fulfilment of their dreams. “I’m bored, bored, bored,” says Masha, the middle sister, married to a local high school teacher.  By the end of the play they realize that the lives they dreamed of hoped for will never come to be and they must accept the reality of the lives they have.

“This play is about the dire consequences that occur when we fail to accept the changes that our lives bring,” says director Andrea McCook, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts.  “In a way, it is Chekhov musing over what will become of Russia, if the ‘impending changes’ that the 20th century will bring are not accepted and recognized. How clinging to the 19th century societal structures and tradition will only end in heartache.”

The production will serve as the capstone project for two graduating Theatre Arts seniors, Megan Williams, playing Olga Prosorov and Corlina Kiernan, who  is doing the set design. The production also includes local actor, Andrew Nance, playing the old doctor Chebutykin, and 2017 Flagler College Theatre Arts alum,  Brian Matthews, playing Colonel Vershinin.

CAST

Andrey Prozorov – Dustin Delgross (Theatre Arts, graduating Senior)

Olga – Megan Williams (Theatre Arts, graduating Senior-this is her capstone role)

Masha – Emma Byrd  

Irina – Kate Walsh

Natasha – Faith Garrie

Kulygin – Jack Mahoney

Vershinin – Brian Matthews (Alum-graduated December 2017)

Baron Tuzenbach – Zach Racine

Solyony – Max Plocki

Chebutykin – Andy Nance (Community actr, appeared in As You Like It and Life Is A Dream in previous years)

Fedotik – Colton Fenley

Rohde – Michael Dunne

Ferapont – Joseph Way

Anfisa – Amelia Temple (Theatre Arts, Graduating senior)

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