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A NEW adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters will have its première at Theatre Projects Manitoba this fall, 110 years after the original play opened in Moscow.
Winnipeg playwright Bruce McManus has updated the tragicomedy to the late 1950s and set it at the air force base in Moose Jaw, Sask.
Christopher Brauer will direct a large cast including Ardith Boxall, Andrew Cecon, Carolyn Gray, Rob McLaughlin, Harry Nelken and Gord Tanner. The show will run Oct. 6-16 at the Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film.
The 21-year-old Theatre Projects is committed to developing and producing Manitoba plays. Its 2011-12 season includes two other productions.
Dec. 8-10, Boxall directs two new holiday-themed pieces for the In the Chamber series. Local writer Ellen Peterson has penned a play about Christmas as a spiritual wasteland and an environmental disaster. The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir, an ensemble of female actors led by Michelle Boulet and Sarah Constible, will contribute satirical songs of the season.
March 29 to April 8, 2012, at the Rachel Browne Theatre, Ross McMillan will direct the première of a full-length version of Dionysus in Stony Mountain. The play by actor Steven Ratzlaff, influenced by his volunteer work visiting prison inmates, was presented in a one-act version at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Ratzlaff and Constible will act in the production.