The 11-person cast... demonstrate the technical perfection, clear articulation, and vitality of true professionals... Hicken’s clever bits (moments where laundry overloads an actor or a kiss is avoided to humorous humiliation), the ironies in the text, and the consummate professionalism of this established company, make this a production well-worth seeing.
Ben Fisler, DCMetroTheaterArts.
Donald Hicken, Helen Hayes Award-Winning director and Tony nominee, will direct Chekhov's 'THREE SISTERS' for Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Donald Hicken has directed Red, Heroes, Fifty Words, Shooting Star, Our Town, I Am My Own Wife, The Turn of the Screw, Betrayal, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Childrens’ Hour, Jacques Brel..., My Children! My Africa!, Watch On The Rhine, The Road To Mecca and The Lion in Winter for Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. He has also directed at The Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, The Kenyon Festival Theatre, Round House Theatre, Rep Stage, and Pennsylvania Stage Company. For his production of The Glass Menagerie (a co-production of Everyman Theatre and Round House Theatre) Mr. Hicken received the 2000 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director of a Resident Play. The production also received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Play.