Looking for somewhere cool to go this August? Try THE THREE SISTERS. As in the Chekhov play – not the wilderness area

While Portlanders may initially think of a stunning Central Oregon wilderness area when they hear the handle “Three Sisters”, there is also a certain Chekhov play by the same name. And it’s coming to town. According to a completely apocryphal but exciting legend, the wilderness area was actually named after the play. But that’s a whole ‘nother story…

Point being: There’s an all new translation of THE THREE SISTERS (the play) hitting the stage at Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble August 2-17. So load up the back pack, get out the compass, and find your way to this backcountry wilderness of words (and those pregnant Chekhovian pauses, of course) over at Reed College.

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First three photos: Owen Carey

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Two of the “other” three sisters – Middle and North. They have plenty of their own drama.