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Three Sisters 三姐妹

Nine Years Theatre (Singapore) and SITI Company (USA)

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Festival Commission 

  • In-venue: Drama Centre Theatre
    20 - 22 May 2021

    20 May, Thurs, 8pm
    21 May, Fri, 8pm
    22 May, Sat, 8pm
  • Sifa-On-Demand:
    5 - 12 Jun

  • $48, $58*, $68
    *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors
    Limited student tickets at $10

    • 2h, no intermission

    • Rating: TBD

      No admission for infants-in-arms
      Admission for audience age 7 years and above

    • Performed in English and Mandarin with English and Chinese surtitles

      Important Information for attendees of the live performance

      Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Drama Centre.

      This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, temperature taking, TraceTogether check-in and observance of social distancing around the theatre

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Three Sisters 三姐妹

Nine Years Theatre (Singapore) and SITI Company (USA)

The award-winning ensembles of Singapore’s Nine Years Theatre and the SITI Company from New York join hands to present this hybrid retelling of Anton Chekhov’s classic play Three Sisters. 

Three Sisters, by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, stands as one of the most outstanding plays of his career. Olga, Masha, and Irina – the titular sisters - fritter away their lives in a provincial town, while they dream of returning to the cosmopolitan city where they grew up.   

Chronicling their tangled relationships, ordinary frustrations and search for meaning, the play opens a moving window into the human condition, and reveals Chekhov’s profound understanding of universal themes.   

In this new hybrid work co-created by Singapore Mandarin theatre company Nine Years Theatre (NYT) and the SITI Company from New York, this classic play is re-imagined as a memory-scape of Irina, the youngest sister. The NYT actors will be performing alongside cinematic projections of SITI Company actors that allude to visual memories in the mind. The heart-wrenching story is then told through a juxtaposition of live bodies and virtual presence, heightening the tragi-comedic sentiments of these Chekhovian characters in an absurd world. 

Don’t miss this version of Three Sisters that brings together the creativity of the two companies to share a timeless story, in a way that is also a quirky response to the current global unnormal. 



《三姐妹》是俄作家契柯夫最杰出的作之一,故事围绕住在一个小省城里的三姐妹 -- 加、莎和伊琳娜。她各有憧憬却没有实际,只能盼望着能重返承了童年美好回的莫斯科,最在空想中虚度了生命。 




Watch our trailer with the Directors of Three Sisters to find out more about the work

Watch our video with the creators of Three Sisters, as they share insights into their approach to creating SIFA 2021's Festival Commission amidst challenging times.

To discover more about Nine Years Theatre, click here

Find out more about the SITI Company of NYC here.

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