Center Stage delivers a timeless `Three Sisters'

Production of 1900 Chekhov play exudes immediacy despite characters seemingly at a standstill

Theater Review

September 21, 2006|By J. Wynn Rousuck | J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun theater critic

Before a word is spoken in Center Stage's production of Chekhov's The Three Sisters, you're aware of the inexorable passage of time. The sound of loud ticking is followed by chiming clocks.

It's a fitting aural symbol in a play that contains several references to clocks, including one near the end when an heirloom timepiece is broken. Time, once and for all, appears to be at a standstill for the Prozorov sisters.

If you go The Three Sisters runs through Oct. 29 at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. $10-$60. 410-332-0033 or centerstage.org.

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