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School of Theater presents 'Three Sisters'

ATHENS, Ohio (March 2, 2005) -- The Ohio University School of Theater is proud to announce its fourth production of the 2004-2005 season, "Three Sisters" by master playwright Anton Chekov. 

Considered to be one of the greatest plays ever written, "The Three Sisters" was described by Chekhov as a comedy, devoid of any tragic flaws but saturated with human ones. The work focuses on a group of passionate 19th Century pre-revolutionary Russian civilians and military, living in a stifling provincial town while remembering an idyllic past and dreaming of a golden future in which all people will be happy and at peace. Olga, Masha and Irina are the three sisters, who are far away from their beloved Moscow and longing to return home. A century after it was first performed, Chekhov's timeless masterpiece, comic and heartbreaking, will be seen in a fresh new production at Ohio University.

"Three Sisters" will be presented by Ohio University?s School of Theater March 2 to 6 and 9 to 13, at 8 p.m. in the Forum Theater, located in Radio Television Building.

General admission for the production is $12 and $10 for students and seniors. For ticket information and reservations, call (740) 593-4800 or stop by the Fine Arts Ticket office in Kantner Hall 103, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

"Three Sisters" is the thesis production of third-year MFA director Daehyun Lee. Mr. Lee is a native of Korea and has directed productions on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Prior credits include Verdi?s "Luisa Miller" at the Sejong National Theater of Seoul and Chekhov?s The Seagull at The Korean National Theater, as well as, "The Prince of Homburg" and "Miss. Julie" at Ohio University.

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Media Contact: School of Theater Assistant Director Maureen Wagner, (740) 593-9355 or wagnerm@ohio.edu

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