Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts Presents Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'

Nov. 26, 2018

Conservatory Presents Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'
For tickets, call the Fine Arts Hotline at (314) 968-7128.

The Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents Anton Chekhov's "The Three Sisters," as adapted by Sarah Ruhl, Nov. 28-Dec. 2 and Dec. 5-9 in the Loretto-Hilton Center's Emerson Studio Theatre.

Trapped in a provincial Russian town after the death of their father, three sisters lament the passing of better times and long for the excitement of Moscow. One of them has married a local teacher; another has become a teacher herself; the third has settled for a dull job in the local telegraph office.

Their principal interest is focused on the officers of the local regiment, of which their father had been commandant, men who bring a sense of sophistication and the world outside to their suppressed existence. In the end the fateful pattern of their lives is made clear—their dreams will be denied but, despite all, there must always be hope, however futile, and the ways of the world are to be accepted, if not understood.

"Chekhov once said that life is both complex and simple, and Three Sisters, by mining the utter, giggly absurdity of its characters, captures that paradox pristinely. —Time Out Chicago

Performance Times

Nov. 28-Dec. 2, Dec. 5-9
7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Emerson Studio Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center


For tickets to all Conservatory of Theatre Arts productions call (314) 968-7128.

  • Webster students, faculty, and staff: free with a valid ID
  • $15 for adults
  • $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-Webster students
  • $2 for children 12 and under

About Webster's Conservatory of Theatre Arts

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century. The Conservatory at Webster is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management.

One of the distinguishing elements of Webster's Conservatory is its integrated association with professional theatre companies, two of which are located on campus: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Webster also enjoys a one of a kind association with St. Louis professional theatre organizations including, the Muny, Variety: the Children's Charity, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis and the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, Missouri, the state’s oldest Equity Theatre.

Conservatory alumni have won a number of awards including Golden Globes, Tony Awards, Obie Awards and Emmys.

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