Vanya & Sonia & Masha + Spike

May 1 – May 17, 2015

Written by Christopher Durang

Directed by Diane Malone

In this Tony Award-winning comedy, based very loosely on the work of Anton Chekhov by way of Eurpides, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia live in the family home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After spending their adulthood looking after their recently deceased parents, neither has a job, and money is provided by their movie star sister Masha, who owns the house and pays the bills. Vanya (who is gay) and Sonia (who is forever reminding everyone that she was adopted) spend their days reflecting on their lost chances, debating whether the grove of nine cherry trees on their property constitutes an orchard, and bemoaning their lot in life. The only other resident of the house is their cleaning woman Cassandra, who, like her Grecian namesake, is prone to making dire prophecies that no one believes. When Masha returns home with her latest boy-toy, Spike, the entire household is put into upheaval and its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret and the sudden possibility of escape.


"With its season finale, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' Classic Theatre has got itself a winner. Playwright Christopher Durango's Tony winner is funny, moving, insightful, literate and - did we mention? - funny. Director Diane Malone has worked every angle, shade, and accent to milk out the maximum comic effect from every scene, often veering into the farcical, and ultimately producing a somewhat meandering but wholly satisfying theatrical experience."

- Jasmina Wellinghoff, San Antonio Express-News

Photography by Siggi Ragnar


Anna Gangai

Danielle King

McKenna Liesman

John O'Neill

Emily Spicer

John Stillwaggon

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