Pin It
Favourite

Friday, October 19, 2007

Theatre review: Three Sisters, DalTheatre program

by Kate Watson

Posted on Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 2:57 PM

Chekhov’s Three Sisters is an interesting choice for the young actors of the Dalhousie Theatre Program, and not an altogether successful one. It is a stretch for the audience to believe a 20 year old is a 60 year old, a thin man is verging on obese, or that an obviously attractive suitor is supposedly ugly. The actors simply don’t have the needed life experience to portray Chekhov’s world-weary, unfortunate characters in a realistic way. The play is also awkwardly staged, with the audience seated in four groups around an x-shaped stage. From my vantage point, I looked at the actors’ backs for more than half the 1 hour and 40 minute play. Still, there are kernels of great acting to be seen--especially from Fallon Stewart as the bitter, philandering Masha. And as usual in a DalTheatre production, the costumes are impeccable.

Survey Asks

What should the city's new police horse be called?

  • Street Checker
  • Evidence Locker
  • Sarge II
  • Dancing Cop: The Horse
  • Chief

View Results

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.

Coast Top Ten

Opinionated

More »

Reality Bites

More »

Shoptalk

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 24
November 8, 2018

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2018 Coast Publishing Ltd.