Students take the stage

A new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic play "Three Sisters" opens tonight at the Center Stage Theatre on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

This is the second production of a new adaptation by former Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Libby Appel, who worked from a literal translation of the Russian text by OSF dramaturg Allison Horsley. The story of three young women yearning to break free of the constraints of provincial life receives a distinctly American and contemporary feeling in new adaptation that debuted in 2010.

Scott Kaiser, director of company development and head of voice and text at OSF, directs the cast of students.

Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-17, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18. SOU's production of "Marisol" also continues at 8 tonight and through the weekend at the campus' Center Square Theatre. Jose Rivera's award-winning play shows a world fallen into chaos as a heavenly rebellion seeks to overthrow a a senile God.

Tickets to either play cost $21, $18 for seniors and $6 for students. Subscribers to three or more plays receive a discounted price of $17, $15 for seniors. Tickets are available at or by calling 541-552-6348.

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