JULY 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. With wit and absurdity, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blend Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.
Vanya – Male, can play 45-60, lives in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.
Sonia – Female, can play 40-55, lives with Vanya in Bucks County. Discontent, upset, regretful.
Masha – Female, can play 40-60, a glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world.
Spike – Male, can play 30 or younger, an aspiring actor who is sexy, self-absorbed, and Masha’s new companion.
Nina – Female, can play early 20s, visiting her Aunt Sonia and Uncle Vanya next door. Starstruck and energetic.
Cassandra – Female, any age, any race. Cleaning lady, soothsayer.