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L-R: Marin Hinkle, Jessica Hecht and Alicia Goranson, Photo: Carol Rosegg
THE FOURTH SISTER
by Janusz Glowacki

Friday, November 1, 2002 - Sunday, December 8, 2002

Vineyard Theatre
108 East 15th Street, New York, NY

A new tragicomic farce from the celebrated Polish playwright whose wit, sharpened by a life in the double crucible of Eastern Europe and New York City, is widely known through Cinders, Fortinbras Gets Drunk, Antigone in New York, and Hunting Cockroaches. "Three sisters in modern day Moscow hunger for love and happiness amidst the uncertainty of a new world order. When an American filmmaker comes to town, the sisters see a chance to change their fates, and someday, just maybe get to Hollywood - or is it Brighton Beach? An unflinchingly funny and daring epic, with a sly wink towards Chekhov." (Vineyard Theatre)


"Moments of irresistible go-for-broke absurdity in which the point is that nothing onstage can match the conjunctions of sorrow and silliness that real life dishes out these days... The play's sustained satire variously recalls the dizzy excesses of Gogol and the deadpan farce of Glasnost-era Soviet comedies like "A Forgotten Tune for a Flute". Rachel Hauck's set plays ingeniously with the idea of a world that is so without privacy that walls might as well not exist." - Ben Brantley, New York Times




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