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Vavasati Festival: The Three Sisters


This adaptation of Chekov’s Three Sisters is a conceptual expression of the lives of three sisters.

Chekov’s original test is a complex work that features ten characters. The adaptation focuses on the inner and outer conflict of the three female characters and therefore the other characters have been removed, and an “extra set of Sisters” have been added. This leaves two families of three sisters – a black and white cast.

The play subtly comments on those who isolate themselves from other groups within a society, which we believe is a vital element that should be problematized in contemporary South Africa. The dissatisfaction that the sisters experience, as outer circumstances and the influences of patriarchy generate inner conflict. Although it is the aim to problematize these aspects, the play also speaks to the universal human likeness principle: all have hopes and dreams and plans.

Venue: Momentum, SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria
Time: Tue and Wed 7pm | Thu 8pm
Cost: R80


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