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Three Sisters 三姐妹

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

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    5 June - 20 June

    20 May, Thurs, 8pm
    21 May, Fri, 8pm
    22 May, Sat, 8pm
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    5 June - 20 June

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    3. A Song for Louis
    4. OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya
    5. The Year of No Return
    6. Three Sisters 三姐妹
    7. The Rhythm of Us
    8. _T0701_
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    3. Sound Social - Zul Mahmod
    4. Sound Social - weish x Gabriel Loh

    • 2h, no intermission
      演出时长2小时,无钟中场休息

    • Rating: General

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

    • Performed in English and Mandarin with English and Chinese surtitles
      英语和华语演出,附中、英文字幕


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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. 

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2021年的新加坡国际艺术节将推出契柯夫的经典剧作《三姐妹》,由两个获奖剧团——新加坡九年剧场和美国纽约SITI剧团携手打造混合媒介演出。

《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。 

细腻的笔触描了众角色纠结的关系,生活的挫折,以及他们对生命意的渴望,以此为观众打开了一扇窥视人性状的窗口,也见证了契柯夫人性和课题的深刻理解。 

新加坡的华语剧团九年剧场美国纽约SITI剧团携手创作的混合媒介演出中,这个经典剧本被重新诠释为三姐妹中最年轻的伊琳娜的回忆世界。SITI剧团的演员将以电影画面投影的方式出现,喻示着人们心里的视觉回忆。九年演员则置身现场,以当下身体和虚拟现实的对峙关系讲述这个扣人心弦的故事,并体现契柯夫笔下人物在这个荒诞世界里的悲喜剧情怀。 

这个版本的《三姐妹》不但演绎了一个超越时代的故事,更集合了两大剧团的创意精神来对现今世界的非常态做出耐人寻味的回应。切勿错过! 

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.

Watch our video interview with one of the Artistic Directors of SITI Company, Anne Bogart:


To discover more about Nine Years Theatre, click here

Find out more about the SITI Company of NYC here.




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