Sisters 3.0 | Performing Arts Review | Chicago Reader

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Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, about the yearnings of a family in a small Russian town, is a resilient play, able to withstand all the gimmicks and hysterical acting of this multimedia Big Picture Group production. Director Roger Bechtel clearly has a vision of what he wants the play to look like--the coldly contemporary black, white, and red set he's designed includes large empty spaces. And he moves people around well, but the random video imagery only distracts from the relationships onstage. Amber Robinson is annoyingly shrill as the youngest sister, Irina, and Erin Liston is flat as the nurturing eldest, Olga. Simone Roos is at least interesting to watch, bringing a roiled bitterness to the role of Masha. Through 7/16: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, second-floor studio theater, 2936 N. Southport, 312-902-1500, $12-$15.

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