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3 Winters

Large Mixed Cast

Tena Stivicic Price: $17.95

An epic family drama that spans 50 years of upheaval in Eastern Europe

Echoing Chekhov and Bulgakov, 3 Winters presents a portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive

Set in an ivy-clad house in Zagreb, Croatia, the Kos family argue and fall in and out of love as world after world is erected and then torn down around them

From the remnants of monarchy, through Communism, then democracy, war, and eventual acceptance into a wider Europe, four generations of Kos women – each one more independent than the last – have to adapt to survive

The one constant is the house - built by aristocrats, partitioned, nationalised, it stands witness to the passing generations

But when the family assemble for Lucija’s wedding, Alisa learns that her nouveau-riche brother-in-law has bought the family home for himself and the other tenants have to move out

For the bride this is progress

For her sister it’s a shady act of greed

And for their principled parents it’s one battle too many

CAST
M9,F10

REVIEWS

"Without question the finest new play of the year … Stivicic’s triumph is her skilful integration of national events and domestic detail. Every element rings true, with the family’s relationship to their requisitioned house taking on the metaphorical resonance of Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard … Magnificent ~ Daily Express

"A rich and sophisticated journey through Croatia’s turbulent post-War history" ~ Evening Standard

"A big play that shows how family lives are determined by history" ~ Guardian

"‘Shows simultaneous scope and delicacy. Remarkably complex yet never heavy-handed" ~ Financial Times

"Grabs you by the guts. It’s funny and believable" ~ Independent


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