Theatre this week: Three Sisters/Broken Promise Land

There are two plays on this week that people may be interested in.

70tLimerick Youth Theatre is producing Three Sisters by Anton Checkov in the Daghdha Space in St John’s Square. It is running for another two nights—tomorrow, August 29 and Friday August 30.

The play is directed by John Anthony Murphy and the young cast have worked with a professional crew and designers for five weeks to produce a reworking of the challenging play.

“Set in Russia, Three Sisters centres around the Prozorov family, and in particular the three sisters, Olga, Masha and Irina and their yearning to return to Moscow where they believe their hopes and dreams will be fulfilled. The play depicts their loss as their return to Moscow never materialises and as such their dreams slowly ebb away.”

It starts at 7.30pm; tickets are €10 and can be booked on 061-311100. www.lyt.ie

970627_398822573562736_2087064153_nTheatre at the Savoy will return for its monthly instalment tomorrow at lunchtime with Broken Promise Land, written and performed by Mirjana Rendulic. It is produced by Stone’s Throw Theatre and directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks.

While tomorrow is sold out, there are still tickets for the teatime show tomorrow at 6.05pm and the Friday lunchtime show at 1.05pm.

“Sick of life in her war-torn country, guided by MTV hits and Hollywood sitcoms, Stefica takes on a new name and embarks on a quest for an American education, and ends up in a Dublin lap dancing club. With frankness and humour, she teaches us the tricks of the trade—and shares secrets she can’t tell anyone else. Based on performer Mirjana Rendulic’s own experiences…this piece dispels easy preconceptions about exotic dancers.”

The show had a critically acclaimed run in Lanigan’s Theatre Upstairs, garnering four stars from the Irish Times and described as “captivating” by The Sunday Times.

Bookings by phone: 085-8554341 or at www.limericktheatre.com