The Three Sisters is a play, written in 1900 and first produced in 1901, by Russian author Anton Chekhov, who wrote three other major plays.
Olga works as a teacher in a gymnasium, or a school. Masha is married to Fyodor Ilyich Kulygin, a teacher. At the time of their marriage, Masha was enchanted by his cleverness, but seven years later, she considers him to be rather stupid. Irina is the youngest sister, she dreams of going to Moscow and meeting her true love. Andrei is the only boy in the family. He is in love with Natasha Ivanovna. The play begins on the first anniversary of their father's death, also Irina's name-day. It follows with a party. At this Andrei tells his feelings to Natasha.
Act two begins about 21 months later, Andrei and Natasha are married and have a child. Masha begins to have an affair with Aleksandr Ignatyevich Vershinin, a lieutenant commander who is married to a woman who constantly attempts suicide.
The play contains several other characters who belong to an army regiment stationed near the town. They include Chebutykin, who is an old doctor, a lieutenant named Baron Teuzenbach and a captain named Solyony. In Act IV, the soldiers, who by now are friends of the family, are preparing to leave the area. Just as they are leaving, Solyony kills Teuzenbach in a duel. This does not occur on stage, but a shot is heard and the death is announced shortly before the end of the play, with many of the characters not knowing how to react.