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Simon Johnston’s Sisters set for stage

Josette Jorge (centre) gets the upper hand over her sisters-in law Luisa Jojic (left) and Sarah Louise Turner (right).  - David Cooper photo
Josette Jorge (centre) gets the upper hand over her sisters-in law Luisa Jojic (left) and Sarah Louise Turner (right).
— image credit: David Cooper photo

The world premiere of Simon Johnston’s play Sisters debuts on Gateway Theatre’s MainStage Jan. 31.

Sisters, written by Gateway’s former artistic director, is inspired by Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

Set in 1936, two Russian sisters live in a massive house in a Chinese garrison town where their deceased father used to train Nationalist Chinese troops. As they struggle to make ends meet and maintain the illusion of their former privileged lives, their Chinese sister-in-law takes over the house, one room at a time.

Luisa Jojic, Josette Jorge, John Ng, Sarah Louise Turner and Donna White star; Sarah Rodgers directs. Tickets, $30 to $48, at gatewaytheatre.com or at the Gateway box office at 504-270-1812. Sisters runs to Feb. 16.

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