Pin It

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

Who is gunna win?

  • Halifax Mooseheads
  • Toronto Raptors
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Guelph Storm
  • Boston Bruins
  • Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
  • Milwaukee Bucks

View Results


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


More »

Reality Bites

More »


More »

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 52
May 23, 2019

Cover Gallery »

Real Time Web Analytics

© 2019 Coast Publishing Ltd.