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3 Sisters 4 Women takes the LNT Stage

May 20, 2024

“It’s a Knock-Out!” 


all photos on this page are courtesy of Wayne Fawbush Photography


“I’m Ready for my Life to Start!” declares Irina at the start of Three Sisters, Four Women.

Lost Nation Theater is ready to share the regional premiere of a fun new play inspired by Chekhov’s classic Three Sisters.

It's called Three Sisters, Four Women and it's written by Laura Michele Erle and Samantha Haviland.


Lost Nation Theater continues its 35th Anniversary Season at Montpelier City Hall  in fabulous form with Three Sisters, Four Women starring a quartet of irresistible actors, supported by the work of a squad of sublime designers, Thursdays through Sundays, May 30th – June 16th.


“It’s Utterly Delightful.” – Costume Designer Cora Fauser

Three Sisters, Four Women is an intimate, lively, modern reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s classic story of hope in the hardest times.
But this time, the sisters’ points of view are front and center!

True to its title, the 4 women characters are the only ones onstage.


Suss out the inner lives - and secret loves - of our protagonists: the three sisters, and their 'interloper' sister in law, as family and personal politics threaten to drive them apart.
The show is full of surprises!


The language and outlook of the play are boldly “here & now”, but we’re still in the Russian countryside, 1900-1905.

Yet you don’t need to know anything about Chekhov, or his Three Sisters to enjoy this show.  (Don't Worry! There are plenty of “Easter Eggs” to satisfy Chekhov fans!)

Three Sister, Four Women is at once an homage to Chekhov and something completely new.


The show is fast-paced and full of pathos, passion, word-play and humor.


  • If you love Chekhov - you'll love the show!

  • If you Hate Chekhov - you'll love this show!!

  • If you don't know anything about Anton Chekhov - you will still Love this show!

"The playwrights have done a masterful job. The script is buoyant, fresh, and captivating. It ring trues honoring Chekhov’s legacy - but at the same time, it’s entirely new and contemporary!" 

– Kathleen Keenan, Director


Irina Prozorova doesn’t want to get married; she wants to move to Moscow.
But that’s “Not Possible”, as her older sisters Olga and Masha are quick to remind her. 
When Natasha – a new sister-in-law with radical ideas – enters the scene, their world is turned upside down.

Can things finally change for the better?
They can hope.


“It’s a Knock-Out! The play is extraordinary, funny, moving, original- loyal to Chekhov's characters yet still making them new, multifaceted and very individualized.”
– Peter Sander, director of LNT’s Kate!-The Life of Katharine Hepburn and Vivian (about Vivian Lee)


Bringing the timeless story of resilience, self-discovery, and sisterhood that is Three Sisters, Four Women to life on stage is a group of extraordinary artists – both new to LNT and those with long histories with the company.


LNT’s producing artistic director Kathleen Keenan helms the production as director.

Returning are scenic designer Mark Evancho and costumer Cora Fauser (who both just designed I Am My Own Wife), along with lighting designer Samuel Biondolillo, sound designer Andrew Vachon, props guru Laura Gist, and stage manager Kim Ward.


The four women are portrayed by familiar & new faces too.

Chicago’s Laura Michele Erle (seen in LNT’s Sense & Sensibility, 12th Night and Turn of the Screw) is Olga.

Local actor Coyah Mosher (Wednesday in LNT’s The Addams Family) is Irina.

Joining us from NYC are actor/singer/dancers Samantha Haviland as Masha, and Swetha Vissapragada as Natasha.


LNT Founder Kim Bent raves: 3 Sisters, 4 Women is the play Chekhov would write if Chekhov were writing now.”


Curtain is 7:30pm Thu/Fri/Sat and 2pm Sun. May 30 - June 16, 2024

General Admission Tickets are:

$15 for the Preview (Thu May 30) - then $30 Fri/Sat's and $25 Thu/Sun's.
Seniors & Students receive a $5 discount off.
Youth Tickets are always $10 (tho we don't recommend the show for those under 12, due to mature themes and some cussing!)


The show is also available via live stream and digital recording.

Please remember City Hall's elevator remains inoperable (yes, since the flood).
LNT is therefore live-streaming productions/events to make them accessible during this continued emergency situation.
We are so very sorry for the inconvenience. You can find detailed info about the number of stairs one must manage to get to the theater level HERE

all photos on this page are courtesy of Wayne Fawbush Photography

(L-R): Laura Erle, Swetha Vissapregada, Samantha Haviland, Coyah Mosher

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