Three Sisters Come and Go

directed by Orietta Crispino

Three Sisters Come and Go 

Set between the apparently opposite poles of Anton Chekhov and Samuel Beckett, the piece follows the lives of the three archetypical Chekhovian women and their desire to reconstitute their lives beyond their sense of profound loss. The three sisters of the title function as archetypes, roles that women are often bound to play; mothers, sisters, lovers, breadwinners etc. They inhabit a space in which "character" is the very thing that they cannot escape. Yet, in the still geometry of Beckett's Come and Go the narrative escapes the stage, opening a door to ambiguity, inviting both actor and audience to examine a trajectory of refreshed desire. The piece was devised through a collective process among director Orietta Crispino (who conceived the piece), Italian dramaturg Marco Casazza, and the three actresses: Liza Cassidy (Patricia Wilsonís Zia Dance Company), Claire Helene, and Jackie Lowe (Broadway: THE TAP DANCE KID, AINíT MISBEHAVIN, EUBIE, THE FIRST, and WIND IN THE WILLOWS). All of the text is drawn from Beckett's Come and Go, and the voices of the women from Chekhov's major plays.


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Theatre/Venue Theaterlab 

137 W 14th St.  New York

Phone Number for Reservations (212) 352-3101 
Website for reservations  
Running time 1hr. 15min. 


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