Thoughts on Chekhov from Director Harriet Power…
Not only was Chekhov the first playwright to make the tiny, seemingly casual nuances of human interaction his focus – he remains the playwright who does it with the drollest humor, and the deadliest yet most loving accuracy....A keen observer of human nature, Chekhov did not judge us. He felt every bit as awkward, ardent, hungry, blind, goofy, and hopeful as we are.”

Power also points out:
Three Sisters, widely seen as one of the greatest plays ever written, is packed with fourteen rich, distinct characters; pressure-cooker sibling dynamics (as buoyant, protective, competitive, and contradictory as our own); upheavals that seem to sneak up on everyone before they explode.

In Three Sisters, Masha, the unhappily married middle sister, falls in love with the handsome head of the army (also unhappily married), and the sheer force and vibration of their passion is as terrifying – and timeless – as it is seductive. Chekhov challenges us with his portrayal of this passion: do we have it in our own lives? Would we want it? Could we sustain it in a marriage rather than an illicit affair? Scary, seductive stuff!

About Harriet Power
Power is an internationally-recognized theatre director and also a writer, adapter, and dramaturg. At Villanova, she is a Professor of Theatre and Director of Graduate Theatre Theses, mentors graduate directors, and was an Adjunct Professor of Law (2011-2013) and Graduate Theatre Advisor (2006-2008). She now teaches graduate Directing, Acting/Directing Styles, and undergraduate Creativity. 

Hedgerow Theatre Tickets and Seating Chart
Directed by Harriet Power, a Core Company Project
Show runs February 6th through March 3rd
Previews: All Tickets $20  --  Regular Ticket $37 --  Senior Discount $34, Age 30 and Under $20

LOCATION: Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd, Media, PA 19063
(610) 565-4211
Hedgerow Theatre Website