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Vinko Möderndorfer

Three Sisters (Drei Schwestern)

Heiglhoftheater, München, Germany


Translator: Barbara Budin
Director: Petra Gudrat-Kuckertz
Assistant director: Johannes Friedl
Lighting and technical workers: Michael Böckling, Der Gadget
Author of the film: Hans Weiss
Organisers: Andreas Müller and Markus Flügger


Mother: Regina Höcherl
Father: Markus Flüggen
Olga: Slavica Gerstlauer
Fredi: Bjön Schilke
Masha: Martha Frydryk
Irina: Katharina Friedl
Andrej: Lukas Nickel

About the performance

Original title: Tri sestre

Première: 23 October 2015
70 minutes, no interval

The comedy shows a professor of Russian, a fanatical lover of Chekhov, who has not only a cherry orchard, but also three daughters named after the three sisters (Olga, Irina and Masha). At their golden wedding anniversary the parents shock the sisters by announcing their amicable divorce.
In this black comedy, tinged with Chekhov, Vinko Möderndorfer aims at the core of the "normal family" where dreams and wishes of parents and children often remain unfulfilled. The modern family is, just like Anton Pavlovich’s heroes, trapped in long discussions about the state of things and the world. The family comes across at the same time as a space in which the flaws and vulnerability of the individual are most revealed and most often mercilessly exploited.

Heiglhoftheater was founded in 1995 by a group of fourteen thespians at the Munich student dorm. The theatre group today has 180 artists working on two Munich stages: Pasinger Fabrik and Einstein Kultur.