By Anton Chekhov. Sport For Jove. Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre (NSW). July 28 –August 13, 2016.
The plot may be simple – three sisters pine to return to Moscow, but they don’t. So while they journey to nowhere, there are plenty of rewarding stops in this mighty new production from Sport For Jove.
Mighty is the cast size of 20, and so too is the running time of three and a half hours, in this direct translation (Karen Vickery) true to Chekhov’s original. Georgia Hopkins also fills her wide stage with all the details of Chekhov’s world of provincial Russia circa 1900, while Emma Vime does the same with fine period costumes.