Early Austrlian History revealed in adaptation of Three Sisters One Brother

Early Austrlian History revealed in adaptation of Three Sisters One Brother

COMO, Victoria Park and Rivervale residents Richard Maganga, Tia Cullen and Rachel Lewis will showcase the true grit of 1890s Australia in an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters One Brother.

Director Ross McGregor’s adaptation has injected an Aussie flavour into the classic play that explores how a young family is ripped away from their homeland to settle thousands of miles away.

“If you’re interested in lasting classic plays, as those in many countries have been able to do with their own culture represented on stage for hundreds of years, this is an opportunity to see our own history,” McGregor said.

“The 1890s was a decade of amazing progress in Australia, women were allowed to vote in South Australia a year after New Zealand, there was a shearer’s strike for fairer pay, the Labor Party was born and electricity started to be introduced.

“Plus there were bushfires, droughts and squatters, which really highlighted the grit of the people.”

Three Sisters One Brother plays 7pm June 27, 28, 29 and 30.

Tickets are $30 or $25 concession.

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The cast of Three Sisters One Brother: Patrick Truman-Healy (left), Samuel Barbas, Joshua Hogben, Jared Stephenson, Gillian Mosenthal, Stephanie Bedford, David Doig, Richard Maganga, Talia Hart, Chloe Gaskell, Tia Cullen, Kyle Kash and Rachel Lewis.