Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
Generously sponsored by
Dene & Emily Hurlbert
The Melsheimer Family
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York
Christopher Durang puts despair to hilarious effect, as middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia bicker and pine about the dashed dreams and squandered hopes of their lives in the sunny Morning Room of the family farmhouse in Bucks County, PA.
When their movie-star sister, Masha, suddenly swoops in with her new boy-toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Joined on the scene by their prophetic housekeeper Cassandra, and a dewy aspiring actress named Nina – whose youthful prettiness troubles Masha’s precariously propped-up vanity – they prepare to attend a neighbor’s costume party and the stage is set for a giddy farce on Chekhovian themes.
2013 Tony Award for Best Play