The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Theatre Department to present Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, January 14-16, 2022

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BETHLEHEM, PA– The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Theatre Department will present “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov, January 14-16, 2022.  The production is directed by Diane Wagner and features an exceptional cast of young actors with lead roles played by Taylor Blose, Reilly Leisher and Alyzah Shea-Avila.

The production also includes set and lighting design by Peter Wrenn-Meleck, costume design by Michael McDonald and hair and make-up design by Marley Mathias.

Wagner shares:  “The play tells the story of the three Prozorov sisters  – Olga, Masha and Irina –  who strive to find purpose in their provincial Russian town. Though they live in a beautiful home their father left them, they can’t bear how tedious life has become and yearn to move back to Moscow where they lived happily as children. When their brother Andre doesn’t rise to his potential, relationships fail to live up to expectations, and work completely drains them, the sisters become tangled in a knot of uncertainty, heartbreak and disappointment.”

“Chekhov is adept at plunging the depths of human nature, finding the significance in everyday things and walking the line between comedy and tragedy,’ adds Wagner.  “So audiences can expect to laugh and maybe cry and definitely reflect on their own lives, their own choices, and the relentless pursuit of happiness that seems to drive us all.”

This production of Three Sisters is presented  by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. in a New Translation by Curt Columbus. Originally produced by the Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Terrence J. Nolan, Producing Artistic Director, Amy Murphy, Managing Director. This play was developed with the support of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage

Covid safety protocols will be in place with performers wearing special clear performance masks and audience members will be required to wear masks.

Evening performances will be held January 14 & 15 at 7 PM and a matinee performance will be held January 16 at 2 PM.  Tickets are $5-$10 and are available for purchase online or at the door.  For ticket information, visit,

The Charter Arts Theatre Department offers a pre-professional training program at the high school level. The department’s curriculum is to provide students with the skills that they will need to move on to competitive college programs as well as professional theatre experiences. Classes are designed to encourage students to create imaginative and compelling characters, to regard their voices and bodies as creative instruments, to expose them to theatrical literature, and to instill in them a sense of respect and professionalism for the art form that will stay with them throughout their lives.


Charter Arts is an audition-based public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.   Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music.

Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate, are testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.

Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its nineteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.  The school has also earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for four years, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Recently, Charter Arts was ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA and #1 Best Charter High School in PA on Niche’s 2022 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015. 

For more information about the school or upcoming auditions for the 2022-2023 school year, visit


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Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015