Vanya and Sonia (named after Chekhovian characters by their theatre-loving, academic parents) have lived their entire lives in the family’s farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
While they stayed home to take care of their ailing parents, their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as an oft-married successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia to feel trapped and resentful at home. Meanwhile, the soothsayer/cleaning woman, Cassandra, warns them of terrible events to happen in the near future — events which do come true. Masha sweeps in with her good-looking toyboy, Spike. She is planning to sell the house, for which she no longer intends to pay the upkeep.
hen Nina, the niece of a neighbour, is drawn into the circle, the Chekhovian cast is complete. A nearby costume party and Vanya’s attempt at having his long-withheld avant-garde play performed before his siblings crown a weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness.
Ticketcorner Fan Reports:
"Kudos to cast & director for a magical implementation of this outstanding play."
"...nothing short of magic" "Absolute Spitze! Unterhaltend und fantastisch gespielt. "
"engagiert-grossartige schauspielerische Leistung, "
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Behind the Scenes
|Production Coordinator||Tim Purdue|
|Assistant Director||Luke Walker|
|Stage Managers||Helena Sievi, Jim Carson, Andrea Manuela Rüttimann, Sayora Sadikova|
||Dana Ryffel, Christina Whiting, Karen Siber, nne Jiricny|
|Set Design||Anita Gander|
|Set Construction||Members of the Club|
|Lighting Design||Tiina Palojärvi, Andreas Stahl|
|Lighting Crew||Bruce Gailey, Nilesh Ghaisas, Arseniy Klimovskiy, Asia Szczeszek|
|Costumes||Hootie Pie, Dana Ryffel and the Cast|
|Costume Change||Mary Seidler, Karen Siber and Make-up Crew|
|Hair and Make-up||Bettina Psóra|
|Hair and Make-up Crew||Chris Eusebio-Ellis, Maureen Grimm, Ulyana Lessani|
|Sound Design||Tim Purdue|
||Susan DePaul, Beat Lanz, Joanna Martinho, Oliver Pont, Deborah Somers|
|Prompters||Alan Bridgman, Joan Bridgman, Irene Lautenbach|
|Transportation||Mike Peggs, Hans Schmid|
|Poster/Cover Design||Paul Bilton|
|Programme Editor||Markus Wyler|
|Layout & Printing||Schneider Druck AG, 8032 Zürich|
|Box Office||Ciaran Corsar and Members of the Club|
|Front of House||Valery Niggli and Members of the Club|