Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Written by Christopher Durang
Directed by Brittany Kamson
Technical Direction by David Murauskas
Produced by Kobi Kassal and HwaYoun Kang
June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, & August 30
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia live in their family home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Named after Chekhov's characters by their theatre-enthusiast professor parents, Vanya and Sonia have not had to grow up. After spending their adulthood looking after their now-dead parents, neither has a job, and money is provided solely by their movie star sister Masha, who owns the house and pays the bills.
Vanya and Sonia spend their days reflecting on their lost chances, debating whether the grove of nine cherry trees on their property constitutes an orchard, and bemoaning their Chekhovian lot in life. The only other resident of the house is their cleaning woman Cassandra, who, like her namesake, is prone to making dire prophecies no one believes.
This static environment is disrupted when Masha returns home, bringing with her a flurry of drama, an endless litany of insecurity, and a much younger, gorgeous, dimwitted lover named Spike.
Vanya: Conner Reed
Sonia: Lucy Gamades
Masha: Mary Kate Heagerty/Ali Edwards
Spike: Christopher Remillard
Cassandra: Lauren Linn
Nina: Rachel Smith
Admission is FREE!