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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

 

April 21 – May 7, 2017
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Nino Casisi

 

Laughs abound in this racy, thoughtful, and charming comedy by Christopher Durang! Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new (and scantily clad) boy toy, Spike. Old resentments arise, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Adding to the ensemble are are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and Nina, a lovely young aspiring actress who further throws the house into chaos.

 

The show runs April 21 – May 7, 2017 | Fridays/Saturdays at 8 pm & Sundays at 2 pm

 


 

THE CAST

 

Cast photos/bios.

Production photos

Press release

Video

Director’s Notes

 

Vanya – Bill Pelletier
Sonia – Ellen DeShon
Masha – Jeannie Blau
Spike – David Webster
Nina – Lauren McDonnell
Cassandra – Meghann Deveroux

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike cast

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Nino Casisi – Director
Patrick Mitchell – Assistant Director and Assistant to the Costumer
Kevin Albee/Nino Casisi – Technical Directors
Jo Bledsoe-Collins – Stage Manager
RubyRenee Wood – Costumes
April Hall – Property Design
Chuck Cline – Lighting Design
Dustin Kleba – Sound Designer
Ted Collins – Assistant Stage Manager

 

ACCOLADES

“Broad comic acting is raised to the level of high art…deliriously funny…a heedless good time.” —NY Times

 

“…riotous…the show’s a ton of fun even if you can’t tell your Seagull from your Uncle Vanya…This is the kind of full-on comedy that’s sadly rare on Broadway.” —NY Post

 

“Hugely entertaining…few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly…in its own deliciously madcap way, the new work offers some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of twenty-first-century life.” —USA Today