Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
directed by Joel Sass
A laugh-out-loud comedy with a touch of naughty.
2013 Tony Award for Best Play
In this hilarious comedy of ill manners, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia are living a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, while their sister Masha travels the world as a movie star. Just as their cleaning woman issues a warning about terrible events in their future, Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy toy Spike in tow – and so begins an unforgettable weekend building to a fever pitch of rivalry, regret and racket. Mixing Chekhov sensibilities with modern cringe-worthy flair, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a delightfully off-kilter summer romp that critics have hailed "a sublime state of hilarity" and "a zany joy!"
This production contains strong language.
|Spike||Joshua James Campbell
|Nina||Ali Rose Dachis
|Cassandra||Isabell Monk O'Connor
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