One of Anton Chekhov's masterworks, along with The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters is a humorous and affecting tale centering around the once-privileged members of the Prozorov family. After the death of their army general father, the three sisters of the title feel constrained by the smallness of life in their tiny provincial Russian town. Attempts to improve their crumbling social status lay bare the larger forces of unrest soon to engulf the entire area. Melodrama turned inside out, Three Sisters is a story of yearning and ordinary life, where little seems to happen, but all is revealed. See Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Three Sisters at Studio 111.