Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
The Sixth Show of our 2016-17 Season
April 21 - May 7, 2017
Directed by Donna Donnelly
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia live in the family home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Named after Chekhov's characters by their theater-enthusiast professor parents, Vanya and Sonia have yet to grow up. After spending their adulthood looking after their now-dead parents, neither has a job, and money is provided by their movie star sister, Masha. Their stolid lives are shaken when Masha announces she plans to sell the house. Mix in a clairvoyant cleaning lady, a gorgeous but dimwitted younger lover, and a sweet and determined neighbor and this Tony Award- winning play will have you wondering if having a Chekhov name destines you to a Chekhov life.
“Hugely entertaining...few have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly." -USA Today