Feb. 22-25, March 1-3—RUTLAND—Drama critics praise “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang as a hilarious and unforgettable adaptation of Chekov themes. For the third show of its 13th season, Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will present the 2013 Tony award-winning show in the Brick Box at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., on Feb. 22- 24 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.
The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by a 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 the works of Anton Chekov, including several character names, the play’s setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home.
From The New York Times review: “Broad comic acting is raised to the level of high art …deliriously funny … a heedless good time … The show’s a ton of fun even if you can’t tell your seagull from your Uncle Vanya.” A favorite on the regional theatre circuit, Durang’s witty and memorable play will provide an enjoyable evening.
The cast for the show features: Bill Cruikshank, Kim Moyer, Julie Reddington, Eric Ray, Dana Haley and Jess Poljacik. Crew for the show includes Director Bonnie Pritchard, Stage Manager Susan Gladding-Heitzman, Producer Sandra Gartner, with costumes by Nancy Ellery and lighting design by David Lane.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in person at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, by calling 802-775-0903, online at paramountvt.org, or at the door.