ERA has opened a brilliantly adventurous adaptation of "Three Sisters" at the St. Louis Fringe Festival. It's called, simply, "MOSCOW!" Anton Chekhov would heartily approve as did the cheering audience at last night's performance.
Chekhov wrote his wistfully bleak “The Three Sisters” fifty years before Beckett wrote his existentially bleak “Waiting for Godot”. Each play shows a world where hope must ultimately end in disappointment. But, because of some tragic flaw in the human spirit, after each disappointment that hope must, in desperation, be rekindled.