[6] Durang says that "Cassandra, who's a cleaning woman and soothsayer, is like the Greek-tragedy Cassandra. Vanya reacts by launching into an impassioned rant, criticizing America's cultural regression in communication and media, while fondly and wistfully recalling the surroundings and memories of his childhood. When Masha makes an unexpected visit, accompanied by her hunky twentysomething plaything Spike (Billy Magnussen), the unhappy stasis of Vanya and Sonia’s lives is thrown into harsh relief. Masha's fifth marriage has recently ended and her career is starting to stall. [38] Brantley noted that the work was suitable for any audience: "Even if you’ve never read a word of Chekhov, you’re likely to find plenty to make you laugh: Mr. Hyde Pierce’s skillfully low-key comic discomfort; Ms. Nielsen’s segues from manic eruption into glazed smiling stupor; Ms. Weaver’s game sendup of every self-loving, self-doubting movie queen there ever was. A handful of performers will reprise their roles in the London premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, transferring from a … "[14], Knowledge of Chekhov will increase the enjoyment of this work's in-jokes, but not as much as an understanding of Durang's absurdism, according to Theatermania.com's Brian Scott Lipton. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike characters breakdowns including full descriptions with standard casting requirements and expert analysis. Hesitantly, she accepts. Join StageAgent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” a comedy by Christopher Durang, humorously adopts themes from Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Brantley said there was comfort in an evening of deliverance of Chekhov's "lost souls", by Durang. [14] On January 29, it was announced that the show would transfer to Broadway for 17 weeks beginning March 5 with its original cast under the production of Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, and John O'Boyle, in association with McCarter Theatre and Lincoln Center Theater. They share some elements but are fully imagined. Critics praised Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as a humorous adaptation of Chekhov themes that doesn't require familiarity with Chekhov. 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. Sonia. She ends her relationship with him and kicks him out of the house, announcing she no longer intends to sell it. Character descriptions and a brief overview of the show are included at possumpointplayers.org. In 2012, he was cast alongside David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver in Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, premiering at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, prior to its move to Lincoln Center in New York City. [31][32] The show was produced in Seattle at the ACT Theatre from October 17 – November 16, 2014. As in life, so in theatre: time marches on, regardless of how one feels on the matter. In rehearsal, they’re discovering all about the characters’ personalities and eccentricities, unpacking the story of sibling rivalry and more. 2. Producer Steven M Levy said: "We have been closely monitoring the developing situation surrounding coroniovirus. After spending their adulthood looking after their now-dead parents, neither has a job, and money is provided by their movie star sister Masha, who owns the house and pays the bills. Vanya, who is secretly writing a play inspired by Konstantin's imagined symbolist drama in The Seagull, is convinced by Nina to let her read it in front of the others. [46][47], The Off-Broadway and Original Broadway productions were jointly recognized with Drama League Award nominations for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play and with Distinguished Performance Award nominations for both Nielsen and Pierce; the play won for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play. CAST (see bios below): Vanya: Ken Carberry Sonia: Michelle Monti Masha: Sheila Kelleher Spike: Michael Eckenreiter Cassandra: Beth Goldman Nina: Alyssa Germaine [35] Weaver portrayed a movie star who was "overindulgent, self-centered, and unaware she’s on the decline." MANSFIELD – The cast of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” had been rehearsing since January for an April production, taking their practices online when COVID-19 shut down theaters in March. Sonia – Briana Gens. [4] When told she will be going as one of the dwarfs, Sonia rebels and dresses up as the Evil Queen, imagining her as portrayed by Maggie Smith on her way to the Oscars. The cast of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” had been rehearsing since January for an April production. Nina – Samara Markle. Sonia's resentments and Masha's competitive nature begin to spark arguments, and while Vanya tries to keep the peace, he is repeatedly distracted by the preening Spike, who takes every opportunity possible to strip down and show off his muscular body. [6] After five marriages to her contemporaries, Masha has taken up with Spike in a May–December relationship. The show, which was due to open at the Charing Cross Theatre on 21 March, will now open later this year, with dates to be announced. Cassandra. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike April 18th - May 9th. LISA KRISTOFF/Boothbay Register MANSFIELD — The cast of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” had been rehearsing since January for an April production, taking their practices online when COVID-19 shut down theaters in March. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, and the troubling onset of middle age, into a laugh-out loud comedy. During the reading (which stars Nina as a molecule and takes place after the destruction of the earth), Spike rudely answers a text on his phone, and dismisses Vanya's suggestion of a handwritten response. Subsequently, the play has been produced in Tennessee,[1] California, Indiana, Minnesota, Arizona, Washington, Massachusetts, Missouri, Wyoming, Georgia, Colorado, South Carolina, Alaska, and the District of Columbia. Spike – Matthew Peplinski. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia live in the family home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. FORMAT: Apply for Rights. [42] The play won the 58th Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the 2013 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. 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FEE: $120 per performance. Cassandra – Alyssabeth Wodack. A Spark of Renewal with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Teal Lepley, class of 2017 . Spike (Tyson Bailey) admires himself in the mirror as Vanya (Stephen Wallace) and Sonia (Christine Andersen) can’t help but notice (particularly Vanya)! [6] Rather than mimic Three Sisters, his play has a sister, brother and adopted sister, with the latter two being the most Chekhovian of the title characters. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Cast List on Broadway.com, the most comprehensive source for Broadway Shows, Broadway Tickets and Broadway Information. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was ready to open when the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to shut down. Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & the Cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Gear Up for Broadway Sigourney Weaver & David Hyde Pierce Open in … From Large Lot of Signed Autographed Playbills. In 2013, it won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, among other awards. This six-time Tony Award nominee (and winner of Best Play of 2013) brilliantly and hilariously sends up many of Anton Chekhov’s best-known plays and characters. As Cassandra uses a voodoo doll on Masha, trying to dissuade thoughts of selling the house, Sonia receives a phone call from a man she met at the party, requesting a date. Fox at Artios Awards", Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vanya_and_Sonia_and_Masha_and_Spike&oldid=1002231147, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, This page was last edited on 23 January 2021, at 12:58. "[14] He also noted that in Durang's plays, "heartache is generally fodder for belly laughs" and that Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike had plenty. Take a look at our library of free monologues. Durang has described Nina as most like a Chekhov character, and related to the character of the same name in The Seagull. [41] Grant also earned her first Tony nomination. [33], Playwright Durang starred as Vanya alongside Marilu Henner as Masha in a production at the Bucks County Playhouse from July 17 to August 10, 2014. I am not an expert and have not verified signatures. The limited 17-week engagement will begin previews March 5 towards a March 14 opening night at the Golden Theatre. Nina. Vanya (who is gay) and Sonia (who is forever reminding everyone that she was adopted) spend their days reflecting on their lost chances, debating whether the grove of nine cherry trees on their property constitutes an orchard,[2][3] and bemoaning their rather Chekhovian lot in life. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” runs through Sunday, August 10 at Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main Street in New Hope, Pa. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. [15], It opened on Broadway on March 14, 2013, at the John Golden Theatre,[9] after previews beginning March 5. Produced by special arrangement with Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Sue Wagner and John Johnson. [24], Following its Broadway run, the show ran at Berkeley, California's Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September and October 2013 with Anthony Fusco as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood as Sonia, Lorri Holt as Masha, and Mark Junek as Spike. [21][22] On July 28, Weaver left the cast and was replaced by Julie White as Masha. Jersey Boys The London premiere Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has been postponed. "[35] Vincentelli also noted that Weaver's character had "turned her life into a performance. Named after Chekhov's characters by their theater-enthusiast professor parents, Vanya and Sonia have not had to grow up. At University Theatre, it means that as soon as … [27] The cast was Mark Blum, Christine Ebersole, Grant, David Hull, Nielsen and Liesel Allen Yaeger. [16] The Broadway engagement, originally announced to close on June 30, was extended to July 28, 2013[17] and again to August 25. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Scene 1 – A farmhouse in Bucks County, PA. Not enormous, but comfortable, on a hill, many trees, a barn nearby, a pond in the near distance. Meanwhile, Masha comes from Chekhov's Three Sisters. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang. It won the 2013 Tony Award for Best New Play. "[6], Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was commissioned by the McCarter Theatre, Princeton, New Jersey, in association with the Lincoln Center Theater. [28] In 2014, the show ran at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis,[29][30] and in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Set in rural … The cast for Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike includes new faces and SCR veterans. Understudies: Creed Garnick (Spike), Linda Marie Larson (Sonia, Masha), Heather Alicia Simms (Cassandra) and Liesel Allen Yeager … With wit and absurdity, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends 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. [50] The show received an Artios Award from The Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in Casting, New York Broadway Theatre – Comedy. “Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike” has been the kind of show with the perfect cast, which has helped her remember that the long passion for the theater is still inside her! Another interloper arrives, the neighbor's pretty niece Nina, an aspiring actress who provokes envy in Masha, lust in Spike, and sympathy in Vanya. Masha realizes that the person Spike is texting is her personal assistant, with whom he has been having an affair. We are holding it on stage and plan to open it when we can receive audiences safely. It then moved to the John Golden Theatre, where it was nominated for six Tony Awards. [27], In September/October 2013, a separate production ran in the Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis, produced by Bryan Fonseca. [21], According to Robin Pogrebin of The New York Times, "The play sets characters and themes from Chekhov in present day Bucks County, PA."[11] The characters Vanya, Sonia and Masha are middle-aged siblings named after Chekhov characters. Sign up today to unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Kristine Nielsen, Sigourney Weaver, and David Hyde Pierce in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike. Cast Requirements: 2 men, 4 women. [34], Although Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy, it has some darker elements that pervade its themes. VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. [5] As they prepare for the party, Masha tells them she intends to sell the house, leaving Vanya and Sonia devastated. Genevieve Angelson. (from left) Martin Moran as Vanya, Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, and Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike in the San Diego Premiere of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jessica Stone, based on the direction of Old Globe Associate Artistic Nicholas Martin, May 17 - June 22, 2014 at The Old Globe.Photo by Jim Cox. © T. Charles Erickson. He … Research Playwrights, Librettists, Composers and Lyricists, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike guide sections. Concluding that the intent of such progress seems to make people like him feel lost and forgotten, he retreats into the kitchen in tears. [18] On July 1, the show recouped its $2.75 million investment. Performance dates for the comedy are May 7-9 and 14-16. Even if one doesn’t know who Anton Chekhov is or confuses the playwright with a character actor from Hitchcock’s “Notorious,” Durang’s “Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike” will provide gales of laughter. Shalita Grant. [35] The character names are borrowed from Chekhov plays. Masha thinks it's about time to sell the house (a classic Chekhov plot device), since she's not making the kind of money she used to. [49] The production won the 2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play. It transferred to Broadway in 2013. Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen will exit the cast of Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike today, August 4. [37] Other characters also embody the themes and characters from Chekhov works, such as Nina from The Seagull. Production Description. According to Durang, "My play is not a Chekhov parody...I take Chekhov scenes and characters and put them into a blender. Vanya – Parker Sweeney. Vanya and Sonia are at the mercy of their sister, which is a cause of both Chekhovian angst and Durangian hilarity. The play, which was originally a one-act play, ran at the McCarter Theatre from September 7, 2012, to October 14, 2012. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. [21] The play was directed by Nicholas Martin with the set designed by David Korins and costumes by Emily Rebholz. SC Joshua Marchesi and Holly Ahlborn PRODUCTION MANAGERS Joanne DeNaut, CSa CASTING Moira Gleason STAGE MANAGER Keith Mitchell SCENIC DESIGN Raquel Barreto COSTUME DESIGN Karyn D. Lawrence LIGHTING DESIGN John … [18][23] Magnussen departed the cast on August 4 and was replaced by understudy Creed Garnick as Spike. The original Broadway production proved to be a commercial success, recouping its $2.75 million investment in under four months. [36] Vanya is the protagonist in Uncle Vanya and Sonia is his niece. The only other resident of the house is their cleaning woman Cassandra, who, like her namesake, is prone to making dire prophecies that no one believes. Written by Christopher Durang Directed by Alyson Cohn. Philadelphia, PA, Accessibility Statement Terms Privacy |StageAgent © 2020. "[6] Although the characters in the play, named by university professors, share names with Chekhov characters, they are not the same characters. "[35], The play received six Tony Award nominations for the 67th Tony Awards, winning the Tony Award for Best Play. Durang mentioned that Masha is more like Madame Arkadina in The Seagull than any of Chekhov's characters named Masha. Nielsen and Pierce both said that the proscenium accentuated their comedic performances. [4], According to Charles Isherwood of The New York Times, not only are the character names derived from Chekhov, but also "The country-house setting is also borrowed from the work of that Russian master, as are the self-delusions and self-pity that plague the central characters, all of whom have reached the difficult age when life’s path has narrowed uncomfortably, and there is little point in turning around and looking to take another, more rewarding course. Christopher Durang’s hilarious comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE received multiple theatrical honors, including the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. "Opening night credits for 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. 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. Auditions for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” will consist of selected cold readings from the script. Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more. Ben Brantley of The New York Times described the play as a "sunny new play about gloomy people". [8] The play, which was originally a one-act play,[9] ran at the McCarter Theatre[10] from September 7, 2012, to October 14, 2012. Production won the Tony Award for Best play and the Drama Desk Award for New. 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