A.P. Chekhov

Three Sisters


Main stage
2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.

Andrei Sergeyevich Prozorov
András Hatházi
 
Natalia Ivanovna
Tünde Skovrán / Enikő Györgyjakab
 
Olga
Andrea Kali
 
Masha
Imola Kézdi
 
Irina
Hilda Péter
 
Fyodor Ilyich Kulygin
Attila Orbán
 
Aleksandr Ignatyevich Vershinin
Zsolt Bogdán
 
Nikolai Lvovitch Tuzenbach
Balázs Bodolai
 
Vassily Vasilyevitch Solyony
József Biró
 
Ivan Romanovitch Chebutykin
Iván Dengyel
 
Alexei Petrovich Fedotik
Levente Molnár
 
Vladimir Karlovitch Rode
Ferenc Sinkó
 
Ferapont
György Barkó
 
Anfisa
Ágnes Kakuts
 
Svetlana, maidservant
Enikő Györgyjakab / Tünde Skovrán
 
Protopopov
Ervin Szűcs

Musicians, soldiers, firemen:
 Szabolcs Balla, András Buzási, Ernő Galló,  Alpár Fogarasi, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Loránd Farkas, István Albu, Csongor Köllő


directed by
Gábor Tompa
 
dramaturg
András Visky
 
set design
András Both
 
costume design
Carmencita Brojboiu
 
original music by
Rahmaninov, Shostakovich, Şirli
 
dramaturg's assistant
Eszter Biró
 
stage manager
Levente Borsos
 
prompter
Imola Kerezsy

Date of the opening: September 02, 2008

Three Sisters is important for me as a play about redemption. In fact, it is the sacred level of the drama that interests me. The three sisters are actually three projections of the same woman: the child, the woman and the mother who have to stay together in order to survive. The Father’s ghost floats around them; they cannot escape from him and they don’t want to. The Son also appears as the sisters, at the beginning of the play, experience the arrival of Vershinin in an almost messianic way. In him they see the saviour, the embodiment of Moscow. Finally, the Holy Spirit is also present, identifiable in the consolation arising from the ‘solemnity of weeping,’ the suffering which the characters have to embrace, each in their different ways. I am also attracted by the musicality of Three Sisters, which connects it to the absurd plays which I like so much. This musicality, like any other symphonically structured work, demands a high precision and an accuracy of tone, colour, atmosphere, shading and an intense spiritual identification.”  Gábor Tompa
Opening date: September 24, 2008.
Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.
Not recommended for viewers under the age of 14.

The performance received the Awards for Best Performance of the Year 2008 and Best Direction of the Year (Gábor Tompa) by the UNITER (Romanian Theatre Union).

Press review