Uncle Vanya

August 20 – August 30, 2009

Written by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Andrew Thornton

On a once grand country estate in Tsarist Russia, the arrival of Professor Serebriakov and his beautiful young wife, Yelena, throws the residents’ lives into chaos. Serevriakov’s brother-in-law, Uncle Vanya has toiled on the farm for him for many years, only to discover that the professor now has intentions to sell the property, which will leave him and his niece, Sonya, homeless and penniless. The arrival of the dashing Doctor Astrid furthers the tension in the household as both he and Vanya compete for Yelena’s affections.


"Thorton’s attention to the finest details is evident in the opening moments, when the characters, chatting outdoors, swat at the bugs that would no doubt be a problem in such warm weather. It’s a small touch, but it’s the kind of thing that helps keep the audience in the world that Thornton and his cast are creating."

- Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News

The Classic Theatre’s production, still in rehearsals at Monday evening’s preview performance successfully captures the essence of Chekhov’s vision of dysfunction.

- Thomas Jenkins, San Antonio Current



Anthony Ciaravino

Anne Collins

Laura Darnell

Justin Laughlin

Sam Mandelbaun

John Minton

Allan S. Ross

Terri Peña Ross

Emily Spicer

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