Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces the world premiere of THR3E ZISTERS by Baltimore-based playwright Lola Pierson, conceived of and directed by Yury Urnov of Russia. Three Zisters is an amalgamation of a modern adaption of Chekhov's Three Sisters, a literal translation of the original Russian text, and dramatic criticism of Chekhov's work. The piece explores the innate conflict between performing classic texts and the changing roles of gender and performance in contemporary culture. Oh, and the sisters are zombies. The synopsis: The three sisters have long been dead and buried. Vershinin, Tusenbach, and Suleny exhume them with the hopes of creating the perfect women for their pleasure. The sisters, unburied and ready to adapt to a new way of life, learn that there are already very stringent expectations in place for their arrivals. THR3E ZISTER’s Austin-based cast includes Heather Hanna, Jenny Larson, and Caroline Reck as the zombie sisters, and Jay Byrd, Zac Crofford, Robert Matney, and Noel Gaulin. The award-winning design team includes Ia Enstera , Natalie George, Jessica Gilzow, and Robert Fisher. More information about THR3E ZISTERS can be found at www.salvagevanguard.org. SCHEDULE THR3E ZISTERS runs January 22 thru February 14, 2015 (Thursdays through Saturdays) with performances at 8pm. Thursday night performances are PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH. VIP PERFORMANCE | FEBRUARY 13, 2015 at 8PM: A gala performance of THR3E ZISTERS. Tickets start at $35 and include a post-show party with the cast and creative team. Perfect Valentines weekend date, because nothing says "I love you" like zombies. Catered by foodeveryonedeserves - fed YWCA CEU Training and Panel discussion FEBRUARY 6th 2015 at 7PM: Join us on the 6th for a post show panel discussion hosted by the YWCA Greater Austin. Panelists include Dr. Charlotte Canning of UT’s Performance as Public Practice program, and Carmel Drewes LCSW and Director of Prevention and Healing Programs at Sun Dragon Martial Arts & Self Defense, NFP. TICKETS Tickets to THR3E ZISTERS start at $20 and can be purchased online at www.salvagevanguard.org or in person at the Box Office (open one hour before each performance). Thursdays are PAY WHAT YOU WISH. This production received support from the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and The University of Texas at Austin.
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