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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Susan Stangl
Produced by Myron Klafter and Alison Boole
March 13 – April 18, 2020
Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Due to concern over COVID-19 contagion, the opening of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has been postponed indefinitely.

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. Set in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the farmhouse where they grew up and cared for their elderly parents, while mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with her young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. With wit and absurdity, the toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age combine into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.

Character

CAST

Played by
Vanya ············ Chris Morrison
Sonia ············ Valerie Sullivan
Masha ············ Sarilee Kahn
Spike ············ Giovanni Navarro
Cassandra ············ Cherinda Kincherlow
Nina ············ McKenna Goodman

CAST PICTURES

The title characters: Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike
The cast: Nina, Vanya, Masha, Spike, Sonya and Cassandra.
Not wanting to be upstaged, Masha lets Vanya know she is not pleased with Nina’s and Sonia’s costumes by telling him, “I’m afraid I can’t have it.”
Jealous of Nina’s youth, Masha asserts her claim to Spike by sharing, “He’s going to the party as my Prince Charming.”
Masha does not appreciate Sonia’s attempt to outdo her at the party and tells her, “You look very good tonight, Sonia. I think we should switch costumes” as Vanya is caught in the middle.
Masha is not happy with Sonia’s costume choice after being told, “I am the evil queen as played by Maggie Smith on the way to the Oscars.”
Cassandra’s warnings to Vanya and Sonia to “Beware of Hootie Pie” go unheeded.
Cassandra shows Vanya how to torture Masha with a voodoo doll.
“Spike is my beloved,” Masha tells her siblings as she and Spike prepare to go to the costume party.
Photos by Gloria Plunkett

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