While the 80-minute evening follows more or less the entire arc of Chekhov’s original it feels oddly incomplete. For long-time fan’s of the company, missing is the normally aggressive and wonderful design. The lighting lacks specificity and the sound score doesn’t feel as intricately layered. Still, it’s thrilling to watch a company do what’s all too rare in LA theater: to mature.
Anthony Byrnes – KCRW
In Track 3, Chekhov’s Three Sisters gets a thoroughly creative adaptation by Richard Alger, directed and choreographed by Tina Kronis.
Dany Margolies – ArtsInLA
There’s undeniable, almost indescribable charm to director-choreographer Tina Kronis’ staging, filled with gorgeous songs and chorales performed by the superb company, which also has actors snapping their heads in unison to recorded piano ragtime accompaniment. Yet the production almost willfully bypasses Chekhov’s depictions of lost opportunities, of regret, of time leaving us all behind, and the agony that ensues.
Steven Leigh Morris – LA Weekly
This is theater at its most electrifying and you will regret it if you miss it.
Jon Bernstein – LA Culture Hound
A powerful image that symbolizes the sisters: delicate, pretty, slightly dull, barbed, bound, and piled together. Kronis’ vision here is flashy, kinetic, and jocular, but in spite of the ensemble’s exceptional stagecraft, Track 3 is more of a well-choreographed and -executed exercise in theatricality than a lyrical, resonant interpretation of the Russian classic; intellectually stimulating, but emotionally distant.
Jesse David Corti – Stage and Cinema
Theatre Movememt Bazaar’s Track 3 is a confident and humorous reconceptualization of Anton Chekhov’s original turn-of-the-century play, Three Sisters.
Kenneth Hughes – Flavorpill
This extremely creative production does a fine job of communicating the basic story of the original play while still adding its own artistic flair.
Charlotte Spangler – Daily Trojan
Presented by Theatre Movement Bazaar
At Bootleg Theatre
2220 Beverly Blvd, LA
Jan. 17–Feb. 10, 2013 (then moves to SCR, see below)
Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm (no show Feb. 3); additional performance Mon, Feb. 4, 7:30pm
Tickets: $15-20; (213) 389-3856
Running time approximately 90 minutes
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa
Feb. 21–24, 2013
Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm
Tickets: $15-25; (714) 708-5555
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