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Brattleboro >> This weekend the New England Youth Theatre's Senior Company presents "Three Sisters." Written by Anton Chekhov in 1900, it is the story of a family longing to leave their rural Russian town and return to Moscow. This bittersweet drama explores their hopes and dreams as well as their disappointments; and does it with a touch of comedy. Chekhov's characters yearn for different lives but must adjust to their realities. Eric Bass, Co-Artistic Director of Sandglass Theater in Putney VT, directs with an eye for beauty. He invites us to listen to their stories and to see the yearning souls beneath their pettiness.

NEYT alumni, Monica Grist-Weiner and Prima Cristafalo beautifully costume this nineteenth century period drama. The corsets for the show were created as a part of the Costume Mentorship program that was funded the Thompson Trust. In this program students have also created period costumes for the recent "Into the Woods" as well as the upcoming "Mary Poppins."

"Three Sisters" is sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat.

Performances are Friday through Sunday, Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.

Ticket are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students. Advanced tickets may be purchased at or are available at the door.


New England Youth Theatre is supported by Foard Panel, the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who are hard of hearing.