So how does one reimagine Anton Chekhov's 1901 psychological theater piece Three Sisters
for the age of Oprah
? Well, you could transplant it from provincial Russia to 21st-century New York City and give the tormented siblings the kind of childhood traumas that keep confessional talk shows and the self-help industry in the black, which is pretty much what playwright Richard Alfieri did. The result was first staged at the Pasadena Playhouse, directed by TV-movie vet Arthur Allan Seidelman and starring Meg Foster, Season Hubley and Charlotte Ross. Seidelman and Alfieri teamed up again for this
movie version with Maria Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson an...