Three SistersBrittany Cope as Olga, Mallory Morgan as Irina, and Hannah Ziss as Masha star in the University Players production of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters.”

Curtain’s UP! University Players opens classic drama

The University Players production of Anton Chekhov’s haunting Three Sisters premiered Thursday at Essex Hall Theatre.

Adapted from the Russian by Canadian playwright Nicolas Billon, this classic family drama is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. The production runs this weekend and next, with performances Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

A “talk back” session with director Jim Warren and members of the cast will follow the performance on Sunday, March 9. For information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808 or visit