Three Sisters

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The Howland Company and Hart House Theatre are thrilled to present the premiere of


Adapted from Chekhov and Directed by Paolo Santalucia

IRINA – Shauna Thompson
MASHA – Caroline Toal
OLGA – Hallie Seline
ANDREI – Ben Yoganathan
NATASHA – Ruth Goodwin
ANFISA – Kyra Harper
IVAN (Chebutykin) – Robert Persichini
ALEX Vershinin – Christine Horne
THEO (Kulygin) – Colin A. Doyle
NICOLAS (Tuzenbach) – Cameron Laurie
VAL (Solyony) – Maher Sinno
PETER (Fedotik) – Ethan Zuchkan
CARL (Rode) – 郝邦宇 Steven Hao 
THEO (Alternate) (Kulygin) – Dan Mousseau

October 28 – November 12, 2022

Show Times:
Evenings at 7:30pm and Saturday Matinees after Opening on November 5 & 12 at 1:30pm

Hart House Theatre
7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON

Tickets: $15 – $40
(Student, Artsworker, Senior, Rush Tickets and Group Rates of 8 or more available)


In the aftermath of their father’s passing, THREE SISTERS follows four siblings: Irina, Masha, Olga, and Andrei as they long to escape the uninhabitable present they’ve somehow managed to find themselves in, while idolizing an increasingly distant past and trying against all odds to maintain hope for a better tomorrow.

Weary of their small-town surroundings, they dream of returning to the home they left eleven long years ago. But ground down by disappointment, debt, and the oppressive ordinariness of their daily lives, they’re unsure if they’ll ever be able to get there.

This contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s THREE SISTERS explores our endless desire for meaning in an uncertain world. The play confronts what it means to be in love: with each other, with ourselves, and the people we choose to spend our lives with. It highlights the tension between the bright future we all long for, and the harsh realities of our current and radically changing world. It forces us to question what it was our parents tried to build for us and whether we want to inherit it.

Content Warning & Rating: Contains Mature Language and Haze. 14A


Set and Costume Design by Nancy Anne Perrin
Lighting Design
by Christian Horoszczak
Sound Design
by Andy Trithardt
Stage Management by Kat Chin
Assistant Stage ManagerRaquel Ravivo
Assistant DirectorAnna Kopacek
Assistant DramaturgRyan Borochovitz

Howland Director of Marketing Hallie Seline
Hart House Theatre Marketing Assistant
Lindsey Middleton
Katie Saunoris

Scenic Artist – Brooke Logie 
Head of Properties – Brendan Kinnon 
Head of Wardrobe – Selina Jia 
Wardrobe Consultant – Madeline Ius 
Costume Design Assistant – Tara Downie 
Wardrobe Maintenance – Emma MacPherson
Set Design Assistant – Aria Kowal, Vicdan Cagil Okman 
Sound Design Assistant Maia Wells 
Backstage Crew – Avery McMillan, Cynthia Sa 

Operators – Michael Nebesny, Charlie Olsen, Samara Tower
Production Assistants Annika Cudmore, Tiffany Dang, Zavié Di Lella, Damola Dina, Connor Ebbrell, Ray Jin, Kimia Karachi, Alex Liu, Matthew Martinez, Meagan Martinez, Avery McMillan, Niamh Moll, Alyssa Obrigewitsch, Kelsey Phung, Sarah Son, Alberta Tam, Libby Wrightman, Rachel Yen, Cherry Zhang

About our Production Partners – Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre is often referred to as the cradle of Canadian Theatre. Through authentic artistic partnerships that enhance inclusion, pluralism and representation, Hart House Theatre focuses on the development, training and showcase of youth and emerging artists seeking to create innovative opportunities for expression and exploration. Hart House Theatre is the focal point for the performing arts at the University of Toronto. With over a thousand students participating each year in its extra-curricular season of drama, dance, music and film, Hart House Theatre continues to influence each new generation of performers, designers and audiences.

The Howland Company would like to thank the following Champions for their generous support of THREE SISTERS:

Sophie Welsman
Ron Graham
Joe and Wilhelmina Laurie
Steve and Heather Dawe

Macdonald Sager LLP
The Gouinlock Shopiro Family
Rona Ghanbari
James Graham

Photo of Hallie Seline, Shauna Thompson, and Caroline Toal by Dahlia Katz.