Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a comedy written by award-winning playwright Christopher Durang, was the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.
The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them.
They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show's elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play's setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home.
Broad comic acting is raised to the level of high art…deliriously funny…a heedless good time.
…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.
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.
Everyone has a monologue that is nothing short of hilarious. (You’ll find yourself using that word a lot.)…You’ve only spent a weekend with these people, but you might want to spend the rest of your life with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
Vanya... Scott Beadle
Sonia... Tara Wisely
Masha... Jill Lewandowski
Spike... John DiBonaventure
Cassandra... Diane Counts
Nina... Abby Cuesta
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Director... Peter Cuesta
Assistant Director... Madison Cuesta
Stage Manager... Nina Galerstein
Costuming... Marsha Shull
Set Design... Michael J. Murnin
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