Greta Gerwig & Oscar Isaac Head to Off-Broadway

Oscar Isaac. Photo by Patrick Lewis/Starpix for CBS Films/REX/Shutterstock (9930318e)

Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac are set to star in an Off-Broadway production. 

The two have joined an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” for New York Theatre Workshop in Manhattan, according to the company’s announcement Tuesday. 

Staging the Chekhov production is Tony award-winning Sam Gold, who directed Isaac in the title role of “Hamlet” and Gerwig in “The Village Bike.” The play details life in a Russian town through the eyes of the Prozorov sisters. After their father dies and just as the Imperial Army take their post in the town, the sisters yearn to return to Moscow to escape their dull lives in the small town.

Gerwig was Oscar-nominated for Lady Bird and she recently wrapped production on her second directorial project, Little Women, starring Saoirse Ronin, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Eliza Scanlen and Florence Pugh.

Isaac is best known for his roles in films such as X-Men: Apocalypse and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The production is expected to close the New York Theater Workshop’s 2019/20 season.