Try traveling, growing up, and/or growing old with two other people, and you'll realize there's hardly anything on which three can agree -- each takes a turn as the sore loser. Such conflict suffuses Anton Chekhov's drama Three Sisters (allegedly inspired by the real-life Brontës), whose heroines, in turn, planted a seed for Janet Pryce, Thomas W. Jones II, and William Hubbard's gospel and R&B-flavored musical, Three Sistahs.
Set in 1969 in Washington, D.C., the play focuses on the Bradshaw sisters, who've reunited to bury their brother who was killed in Vietnam -- the family's third funeral in three turbulent years. The women work through grief and nostalgia to make some life-changing choices.
Thu., Dec. 3, 8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 6, 3 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 9, 2 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 12, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 13, 3 p.m., 2009