Three Sisters | Den Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Lindsey Gavel, Hilary Williams, and Mary Williamson

Lindsey Gavel, Hilary Williams, and Mary Williamson

Evan Hanover

When: Mondays, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through June 6 2015
Price: $28
Here's an odd pairing. On the one hand you've got Anton Chekhov, Russia's poet of stasis, revered for a handful of delicate tragicomedies about minor aristocrats slipping into lives of quiet desperation. On the other, the Hypocrites, Chicago's jolly party ensemble, known lately for a Pirates of Penzance done beach-bash-style, an H.M.S. Pinafore performed in PJs, an Into the Woods set in an outsize playroom. Even All Our Tragic—the company's marathon effort to visit every extant Greek tragedy—played out as gory fun, meals thrown in. So what happens when the Hypocrites decide to take on Chekhov for the first time in 15 years, presenting his Three Sisters in a version adapted and directed by Geoff Button, the guy behind the toy-box Sondheim? A surprisingly fruitful collaboration. Continue reading >>



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