Production Language Portuguese;English
Country of Origin Brazil
Description Brazilian writer and film/stage director Christiane Jatahy transplants Chekhov’s Three Sisters to contemporary Rio and condenses the story to three principal characters in a single setting: the younger sister Irina’s birthday party. At each performance the play is enacted twice, while the audience (divided into two alternating groups) sees it in two different forms: Once as a theater piece in the intimate Fishman Space, the other as a movie (in the cinema) edited in real time by Jatahy. Each version conceals certain elements of the story while revealing others. With this truly multimedia approach, which the Los Angeles Times said was executed with “ingenious effect,” Jatahy not only re-examines these familiar characters, but also our way of understanding the story-telling process. In Portuguese with English titles.