1 hour

Susanne Kennedy
Drei Schwestern (Three Sisters)

Текст Чехова в постгуманистическом мире и исследование категории времени от режиссера-визионера немецкоязычной сцены

While society is in a state of upheaval, Masha, Olga and Irina persist in fear of their own finitude and fear that their lives will change won’t change.

The classic THREE SISTERS is often interpreted as evidence of the decadence of pre-revolutionary bourgeois society. Again and again the protagonists are called onto the stage to see how they long to be able to escape their presence.

Susanne Kennedy wants to free the sisters from their unfulfilled longing and suggests a change of perspective: What if time is a circle and we will live every single moment of our lives again and again? For Nietzsche, the idea of eternal return meant always being ready — absolute affirmation. If, following Nietzsche, we lived as if we had to repeat life endlessly, would we make other decisions? Influenced less by the desire to control the future than by the desire for liberation?

Under the conditions of the pandemic, Kennedy’s view of the THREE SISTERS and their imprisonment in the repetition has become even more explosive. Without this horizon of meaning having already been taken into account when this production was created.

Volkstheater (Austria)

Directed by

Susanne Kennedy

Stage designer:

Lena Newton

Artistic collaboration:

Rodrik Biersteker, Richard Janssen


Teresa Vergho

Sound design and voice assembly:

Richard Janssen


Rodrik Biersteker

Lighting design:

Rainer Casper


Helena Eckert


Maria Groothof, Eva Löbau, Benjamin Radjaipour, Uwe Rohbeck, Claudia Sabitzer, Anna-Maria Sturm, Günther Wiederschwinger, Susanne Luxbacher and Birgit Stimmer.