...it’s a witty, funny play, made better by this very fine cast...
– Jan Farrington, TheaterJones
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike runs June 4 through July 12
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
NOTE: Sat July 4 will be at 3:00
Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live on the farmhouse estate where they grew up, resigned to their lot and the daily routine of coffee and prophecies from their maid. When their glamorous movie-star sister Masha shows up with her new boy-toy Spike and a bit of bad news, a Chekhovian wind blows through the orchard out back, and a weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.
Note: contains some strong language.
Vanya - Steven Pounders*
Sonia - Wendy Welch*
Cassandra - Nadine Marissa**
Masha - Shannon J. McGrann*
Spike - Haulston Mann**
Nina - Amber Marie Flores**
*Member, Actors Equity Association **Equity Membership Candidate
Director - Harry Parker
Production Stage Manager - Peggy Kruger-O'Brien
Technical Director - Nate Davis
Assistant to the Director - Logan Lane
Set Design - Dennis Canright
Costume Design - Michael Robinson/Dallas Costume Shoppe
Lighting Design - Michael O'Brien
Sound Design - Jessica Pettit and Dana Schultes
Props/Set Decor - Lynn Lovett
Christopher Durang was born in Montclair, N.J., and received a BA in English from Harvard and an MFA in Playwriting from Yale School of Drama. His plays include The Idiots Karamazov (coauthored with Albert Innaurato), A History of the American Film (Tony nominee),Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy (off and on Broadway), Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie for playwriting; Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award), Laughing Wild, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, Betty's Summer Vacation (Obie for playwriting), Miss Witherspoon (2005 Pulitzer finalist), Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013 Tony Award for Best Play). Cabaret: Das Lusitania Songspiel, coauthored and performed by Sigourney Weaver and Durang (Drama Desk nominations for both performers). He has won the Harvard Arts Medal, the PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Master American Dramatist, a Guggenheim, a Rockefeller, the CBS Playwriting Fellowship, the Lecompte du Nouy Foundation grant, and the Kenyon Festival Theatre Playwriting Prize; he was also inducted in the Theatre Hall of Fame. For 18 years he and Marsha Norman have been co-chairs of the Juilliard Playwriting Program. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.