Three Sisters from West Virginia (1989)

Three Sisters from West Virginia (1989) HIDVL

Set in a contemporary Rust Belt city and performed in the basement of City Hall, this adaptation of Chekhov focused on Appalachian out-migration. The Cornerstone version focuses on the dissatisfactions, unhappiness, family tensions and homesickness of a transplanted West Virginia coal-mining family and their associates. With its West Virginian characters, the play illustrates, as does Chekhov's original, that an understanding of one group of people and their feelings may help us to understand others who have had close experiences and borne similar burdens.


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  • Title: Three Sisters from West Virginia
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:32:30
  • Language: English
  • Date: Nov 1989
  • Location: Montgomery, West Virginia, USA
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Christopher Moore, Amy Brenneman, Wanda Daniels, Ashby Semple, Trina Darby, Bob Nistendirk, Jesse Johnson, performer ; Peter Howard, Dyann Simile, William Parks, Bobby Veazey, Suzanne Pollastrini, Sammy Fragale, performer ; Ethel Burgess Iorio, Terri Jarrel, Melanie Davis, Jennifer Brennan, Kau Kehleay, performer ; Tesha Smith, Mary Beth Swyers, performer.
  • Credits: Benajah Cobb, technical director ; Lynn Jeffries, costume designer ; Mary-Ann Greanier, lighting designer ; David Reiffel, music director ; Phil Cray, sound engineer ; Bill Rauch, director ; James Bundy, managing director ; David Reiffel, Wanda Daniels, composer and lyricist ; Patti Payette, company manager ; Catherine Patterson, development director ; Alice Hutchins, asst. stage manager ; Charles Dickens, asst. technical director ; Mark Dillon, asst. lighting designer.
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