By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Lev Dodin
Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia
Last at BAM with the revelatory sold-out production of Uncle
Vanya (2010 Spring Season), Maly Drama Theatre returns with
Three Sisters, Chekhov's great, tragicomic story of women
contending with disillusioned life in a small Russian town. Lev
Dodin directs this luminous, complex play with rich insight into
Chekhov's eloquent understanding of resignation, longing, and
The legendary Maly Drama Theatre began against all odds in war-ravaged Leningrad in 1944, performing in relative obscurity until the mid-70s, when current artistic director Dodin and other well-known artists joined the company. Maly Drama grew, in breadth and ambition, to become an internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning theater famous for challenging theatrical boundaries with Dodin's thrillingly imaginative productions and accomplished ensemble of actors.
Design by Alexander Borovsky
Three Sisters performances at BAM are supported by the Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation
Lev Dodin and Dina Dodina share their insights on Chekhov's Three Sisters.