PRODUCTION DATES -MARCH 19 - 29, 2015
Vanya and Sonia are middle-aged siblings, stuck in gently fading, if comfortable, lives of boredom and what ifs, punctuated only by moments of frenzied (and very funny) sibling rivalry, and the divinations of their cleaning lady, who fancies herself the local seer. When their glamorous sister Masha, an actress, returns home with a boy toy in tow and big plans for the farmhouse that has been their shelter and prison their lives will take an unexpected turn.
In a play that is both a tribute to and a spoof of the classic plays of Anton Chekhov, Christopher Durang shows both a heart as well as the biting wit and satire for which he is known.
2013 winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
VANYA – 50’s. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia. It’s hard to tell if his tendency to be a looker-on rather than a participant in life is natural or adaptive behavior.
SONIA – Early 50’s, Vanya’s adopted sister. Lives with Vanya in a perpetual state of discontent at life passing her by.
MASHA – Vanya’s sister, Mid 50’s but looks much younger. Glamorous and commercially successful actress of B movies who has been gallivanting around the world.
SPIKE – 29 years old or younger. An aspiring actor and Masha’s new companion. He is sexy, self-absorbed, but otherwise outgoing and friendly (to the point of exhibitionism.)
NINA – Early 20’s.Lovely would-be actress who is visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Star struck, earnest and energetic.
CASSANDRA – Cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age, any race.
Come prepared to read from the script. Scripts available at the theatre office, or by e-mail. Contact Mike Siracuse at the theatre office Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm at 482-5700