From the Register-Mail:
Donâ€™t let the set fool you â€” ornate Victorian sofa, tall white pillars. Donâ€™t let the costumes distract you â€” fitted corsets, long dresses and three-piece suits. The display on stage may seem like a passport to 1901 â€” and to an extent it is â€” but the themes of Anton Chekhovâ€™s â€œThree Sistersâ€ performed by Knox College still resonate today.
â€œThe audience will be spending two hours with people who existed long before them, but whose preoccupations and struggles are very much the same as those we face today,â€ said director and chair of the theater department Neil Blackadder.
The play, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-7 in Harbach Theatre, tells the story of three sisters in a small 19th century Russian town filled with â€œsnap shots of momentsâ€ and â€œsnippets of life,â€ said Samantha Newport, one of two assistant directors and a Knox senior.