February 3, 2011: Belhaven University’s Theatre Department presents "The Three Sisters," a play by Anton Chekhov. It will be performed February 17-19 and 23-26 at 7:30 pm, in the Blackbox Theatre with Saturday Matinees on February 19 and 26 at 2:00 pm.

"I think it’s a wonderful play in that it defines what people have called a difficult play - it cannot be classified as either comedy or tragedy," said the Director, John Maxwell. "There is a sense of hope and also a sense of loss. It’s a play you can’t really define. It’s about the human condition."

Caught between the longing for the past and a hope for the future, the siblings of the Prozorof family struggle to find their place after the passing of their father; their desire to return to Moscow opposed by the obligations of the present. John Maxwell, a faculty member, will be directing this "tragicomedy." General admission is $10 and Seniors, Students, and Children admission is $5. There is complimentary admission for Belhaven faculty, staff, students and immediate families. The doors open at 7:00. There will be an opening night reception following the performance on February 17.

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Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.