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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike videos

Photos from rehearsals

Photos by T. Charles Erickson

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos

Photos by T. Charles Erickson

Video clips from Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Running Time

2 hours, 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

In VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, master of comedy, Christopher Durang, takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up. The utterly hilarious and occasionally touching result is his latest play set in present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

The Beauty and Brilliance of Kristine Nielsen

Vanya (David Hyde Pierce) and his stepsister Sonia (Kristine Nielsen) have lived their entire lives in their family's farmhouse. While they stayed home to take care of their ailing parents, their sister Masha (Sigourney Weaver) has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia to feel trapped and regretful. Their soothsayer/cleaning woman Cassandra (Shalita Grant) keeps warning them about terrible things in the future, which include a sudden visit from Masha and her twenty-something boy toy Spike (Billy Magnussen).

Nicholas Martin directs the play, which we are producing in association with the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton. His LCT credits include Saturn Returns, The New Century, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, The Time of the Cuckoo and Chaucer in Rome.

Mr. Durang's plays include A History of the American Film, Sister Mary Explains It All For You, Beyond Therapy, Baby With The Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sex and Longing (produced by LCT), Laughing Wild, Miss Witherspoon, and two directed by Mr. Martin: Betty's Summer Vacation and Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them.