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Notre Dame de Namur University Presents Chekhov Play About "Three Sisters"

Belmont, CA, October 6, 2011—Some use ruby slippers, others follow a breadcrumb trail, but in Anton Chekhov's "The Three Sisters," the title siblings will only have each other to find their way home. This timeless classic about far-off dreams will be presented by Notre Dame de Namur University's Department of Theatre and Dance October 14-23 in the NDNU Theatre.

This adaptation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet rediscovers the characteristically modern chords in this poignant story of three provincial sisters who attempt to carve-out a meaningful existence in their small garrison town. Their tedious surroundings are relieved only by a procession of officers, lovers, suitors and husbands, and by the ever-present dream of returning to Moscow.

The Mamet adaptation was chosen by the NDNU Theatre Arts faculty because it provides students with the chance to bring Chekhov's characters to life with Mamet's unique and powerful dialogue style.

The production features a cast of student actors: Morgan Lewis; Arnaldo Vivanco; Danielle Vivion; Margaret Gorrell; Jazmyne C. Holly; Terry Kitagawa; Mandy Omoregnie; Mark Aho; Tiricia Robateau; Anthony Andrade; and Gerelyn Gilbert along with visiting artists Laura Hill; George Metropulos; Richard Newton; Jeff Young; and Adam Ellison.

"The Three Sisters" is directed by Professor Michael B. Elkins, Chair of the NDNU Department of Theatre and Dance with Assistant Director Laura Hill. "The Three Sisters" also features Scenic Designer Professor R. Dutch Fritz; Costume Designer Barbara Kassal; Lighting Designer William Springhorn; Projection Image Designer and NDNU student Jennifer Salmeron; Stage Manager John Ballas; Makeup Designer Lyndsay Saier; Hair Designer Jennifer Earlywine; and Properties Designer Mary Hill.

Admission is $10. Performances are October 14-15 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and October 23 at 2 p.m. For additional information please contact the NDNU Theatre box office at (650) 508-3456 or email boxoffice@ndnu.edu. The NDNU Theatre is located at 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA.