Three Sisters - a play by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov in four acts. Irina, Masha and Olga sit in a Russian backwater dreaming about the capital. For them, being in Moscow means to be a part of pulsating life, to be free, loved and famous. They focus their hopes on their brother Andrey, but he misses out on an anticipated promotion and, even worse, becomes fat and lazy. He then tries to counterbalance this with a marriage to the vibrant Natalya and they settle in the house of Andrey's sisters. The sisters are so tired of constant philosophising and contriving plans that they are unable even to make tea for themselves.
Review by the "Frankfurter Allgemeine":
"Sitting in Hamburg - a celebration in three parts. Moscow, Berlin, Tokyo, New York. Life is always happening elsewhere. Three sisters turn sour at home, in the backwoods of the North, while in the capital life is swinging. In Berlin it is the Love Parade, illegal bars, kebabs at four in the morning, Castorf, charismatic taxidrivers. However, their brother does not buy the promised house in Berlin. The sisters stay sitting in Hamburg on packing cases ready to move, with an embittered conviction that their boring neighbourhood is to blame for their unexciting life. But Natalya sees things differently and she destroys the bitter and uncompromising illusions of the three women indefatigably organising one more desperate party after another.
The Hamburg company Laborlavache has borrowed the main pattern of the play, four female characters, and created a scintillating women's comedy titled "Sitting in Hamburg", a vigorous, lively and witty performance. Christiane Pohle wonderfully steers the women in situations between self-indulgence and desperation, between the viciousness of fierce mares and the solidarity of sisters."
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