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Co-production of TR Warszawa and The Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre in Krakow


Based on Anton Chekhov's “The Three Sisters”
Translated by Karolina Bikont
Directed by Luk Perceval
Stage design, video: Philip Bussmann
Costumes: Annelies Vanlaere
Lights direction: Mark Van Denesse
Music: Karol Nepelski
Dramaturgy cooperation: Roman Pawłowski
Director’s assistants: Alek Niemiro, Aleksandra Śliwińska
Literary assistant: Jacek Telenga
Production: Karolina Pająk-Sieczkowska
Cast: Jacek Beler, Zygmunt Józefczak, Natalia Kalita, Rafał Maćkowiak, Maria Maj, Jacek Romanowski, Małgorzata Zawadzka, Mirosław Zbrojewicz, Oksana Czerkaszyna/Marta Ojrzyńska.

In the script the following works are used:
a fragment of the poetic novel titled: „Lambro. A Greek Insurgent” by Juliusz Słowacki;
a fragment of the song “Kołysanka dla okruszka”, music by Seweryn Krajewski,
lyrics by Agnieszka Osiecka;
a poem from Anton Czekhov’s correspondence, cited after: Sylwia Frołow, „Antonówki“, Wydawnictwo Czarne, Wołowiec 2020.


Traveling to Moscow is not an problem anymore since you can fly to the capital of Russia for 99 euros. Today the daughters of General Prozorov, the title characters of Chekhov’s drama, no longer miss big city. It is the time of their youth that they are longing for. Low cost airlines do not have this destination… You can only get there on board of your own uncertain memory.

Luk Perceval, a Flemish actor and director, one of the most important theatre creators nowadays, produces his first spectacle in Poland thanks to international co-operation with TR Warszawa. His vision of Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters” is a portrait of an aging Europe that does not want to give in to the passage of time. The routine of the title heroines’ daily existence is interrupted by an attempt to recall events from the past. In a metaphorical nursing home, aging Europe confronts itself with the new energy of immigrants. What are the results of this confrontation? What are the political and social consequences of the process of aging of entire societies? How do we deal with old age, with memory loss, with idealization of the past?

The theme of passing of life, so characteristic of Chekhov’s dramaturgy, has never been as current as it is today, when the old world order collapses and the new one has not yet been developed. The pandemic has added another aspect to problem of aging: the isolation of old people. The Prozorow sisters are shipwrecked prisoners on the island of memory. They live in the past, unable to confront the present. What are they afraid of? What do they miss? What are we afraid of and what are we longing for?


With English subtitles


1st places (rows 1-14): 120 zloties, reduced: 110 zloties;
2nd places (rows 15-21, balcony): 110 zloties, reduced: 100 zloties;


130 minutes

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