The Sisters

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Characters: 8 male, 5 female Multiple Sets Using a college on New York's Upper East Side as their surrogate home and sanctuary, four siblings struggle to banish the ghost of their dead father and create some semblance of harmony as adults. Suggested by Chekhov's Three Sisters, this unflinchingly honest drama with comedy explores and explodes the myths about family and friendship. But in contrast to Chekhov's family, who yearn to leave the staid provinces for the excitement of Moscow, Alfieri's modern siblings long to escape the chaos of Manhattan for the simpler life they left behind in their childhood home in Charleston. As they strive to reconcile their individual desires, they expose each other's deceptions with barbed wit and candor escalating to moments of shocking power. Their final realization is that violence and chaos reside within the walls of their sanctuary -- and within the heart. The Sisters, a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, exceeds all expectations. A superbly crafted drama of depth and perception that is alternately touching, clever, and explosive...The Sisters overflows with intelligence and intensity. It is the stuff of great drama. - CBS Radio Brutally articulate. Alfieri's barbed dialogue is more Albee than Chekhov and is a boon to an ensemble. Pure guilty pleasure! - L.A. Weekly Spellbinding! An outrageously, screamingly funny black comedy...mesmerizing...hilarious! Taut and interesting relationships, secrets worth telling. -- Daily Breeze The Sisters takes a dramatic turn. Alfieri has performed an interesting thought experiment that makes fascinating sense. -- The Los Angeles Times Totally absorbing...engaging...very funny! -- Beverly Hills Courier A passionate and absorbing play! -- Pasadena Star-News Funny...sensitive and eloquent...The Sisters is a shining star! -- Entertainment Today