The Three Sisters

Three sisters, three interwoven destinies. As time goes on, their different existences take shape, their choices become more entrenched, and dreams of youth dissipate amidst the surrounding mediocrity. The fact that they are sisters, however, is something they never forget. After Medea, Simon Stone, associate artist, returns to the Odeon to re-stage his own interpretation of the work with which Chekhov entered the XXth century. In Stone’s hands, family traits and the times we live in become interlinked. In this instance, the work of the Russian is like an eldest sister, and that of the Australian, the youngest. Love is the main question for the former, sex for the latter, and frustration a matter for them both. The Prozorov household invades the stage, taking it over with its imposing mass. Stone’s potent, electric language, as droll as it is desperate, espouses the rhythms of our modernity. In spite of the lightning strikes of events in today’s world, certain things have perhaps not changed all that much since 1900. In the midst of our fast-paced exchanges, we begin to sense and recognize the same inability to communication, the same “illusion of connection”. Sitting there before us in “the antechamber of his drama”, these brothers (and sisters), human beings which are so close to us all, invent fantasies as they wait for the curtain to rise on the real world.

 

Odéon 6e

Place de l'Odéon Paris 75006 France

Odéon 6e

10 november – 22 december 2017 / Length 2h35

The Three Sisters

based on the work by Anton Chekhov

a production by Simon Stone / associate artist

with Jean-Baptiste Anoumon, Assaad Bouab, Éric Caravaca, Amira Casar, Servane Ducorps, Eloïse Mignon, Laurent Papot, Frédéric Pierrot, Céline Sallette, Assane Timbo, Thibault Vinçon

French new production from the original production in Theater Basel (German version created on 10th December 2016)

Timetable

From Tuesday tu Saturday at 20h, Sunday at 15h. No performances on Sunday 12th november.

Length 2h35

Votre venue

Odéon 6e
Access

Prices

from 6€ to 40€
More info

Booking online opens July 4th. At the booking office and by telephone from August 29th. Tuesday 31d October for the Previews.

Accessibility

audiodescription Tuesday 5th ans Sunday 10th December.
Subtitled in French and English: Fridays 1st and 15th December.

  • The Three Sisters | photo de répétition @ Thierry Depagne
    photo de répétition @ Thierry Depagne
  • The Three Sisters | photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne
    photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne
  • The Three Sisters | photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne
    photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne
  • The Three Sisters | photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne
    photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne
  • The Three Sisters | photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne
    photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne
  • The Three Sisters | photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne
    photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

Three sisters, three interwoven destinies. As time goes on, their different existences take shape, their choices become more entrenched, and dreams of youth dissipate amidst the surrounding mediocrity. The fact that they are sisters, however, is something they never forget. After Medea, Simon Stone, associate artist, returns to the Odeon to re-stage his own interpretation of the work with which Chekhov entered the XXth century. In Stone’s hands, family traits and the times we live in become interlinked. In this instance, the work of the Russian is like an eldest sister, and that of the Australian, the youngest. Love is the main question for the former, sex for the latter, and frustration a matter for them both. The Prozorov household invades the stage, taking it over with its imposing mass. Stone’s potent, electric language, as droll as it is desperate, espouses the rhythms of our modernity. In spite of the lightning strikes of events in today’s world, certain things have perhaps not changed all that much since 1900. In the midst of our fast-paced exchanges, we begin to sense and recognize the same inability to communication, the same “illusion of connection”. Sitting there before us in “the antechamber of his drama”, these brothers (and sisters), human beings which are so close to us all, invent fantasies as they wait for the curtain to rise on the real world.

 

On Video

Previews

Previews Box office opening dates Prices single-price 50%
8th and 9th November / 20h
31st October
20€ / 14€ / 9€ / 7€

Previews at the Odéon, this is 6000 half-price seats!
From January 2017 onwards, we will be offering two half-price preview performances for long-running shows.
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Credits

French translation and assistant director Robin Ormond
set Lizzie Clachan
costumes Mel Page
music Stefan Gregory
lights Cornelius Hunziker
production Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

French new production from the original production in Theater Basel (German version created on 10th December 2016)

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with the support of the Cercle de l’Odéon

Director

Simon Stone

Artiste associé

Né à Bâle, en Suisse, en 1984, de parents australiens, Simon Stone grandit en Angleterre, à Cambridge. De retour en 2007 en Australie, il y fonde sa compagnie, The Hayloft Project, et assure sa réputation dès sa première production : L’Éveil du printemps, de Wedekind, remporte les prix majeurs du théâtre australien.
Suivent des adaptations où son sens du plateau, son talent narratif et ses qualités de directeur d’acteurs se donnent libre cours. Thyeste, de Sénèque, plusieurs Tchekhov (dont une Cerisaie, et en 2008 un Platonov monté dans un magasin de Melbourne), Le Canard sauvage, d’Ibsen, lui valent très vite une notoriété internationale.
Entretemps, en 2011, il a pris la direction du Belvoir Theatre, à Sydney. Les invitations à travailler en Europe se multiplient  : sa recréation de L’Orestie d’Eschyle est présentée à Oberhausen en janvier 2014, quelques mois avant sa version de Médée à Amsterdam et sa relecture de John Gabriel Borkman, d’Ibsen, au Burgtheater de Vienne (juin 2015). Également metteur en scène en résidence au Théâtre de Bâle, il vient d’y monter Angels in America, de Tony Kushner. En juin 2016, à l’invitation du Holland Festival, il crée Husbands and Wives de Woody Allen avec le Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Son premier film, The Daughter (inspiré de sa mise en scène du Canard sauvage d’Ibsen, qui a tourné dans le monde entier), est sorti en salles en 2015.

 

 

Excerpt

Irina : Rimbaud a arrêté la poésie à vingt et un ans, moi j’ai à peine commencé.
Olga : Tu veux te mettre à la poésie ma chérie ?
Irina : Non, je veux me mettre à vivre. Cela dit je pourrais. Je pourrais écrire de la poésie.

Simon Stone : Les Trois Sœurs

On Tour

TNP Villeurbanne / Villeurbanne

Monday January 8 2018 / 20:00
Tuesday January 9 2018 / 20:00
Wednesday January 10 2018 / 20:00
Thursday January 11 2018 / 20:00
Friday January 12 2018 / 20:00
Saturday January 13 2018 / 20:00
Monday January 15 2018 / 20:00
Tuesday January 16 2018 / 20:00
Wednesday January 17 2018 / 20:00