WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Christopher Durang—Obie Award winner of such rollicking comedies as Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Marriage of Bette & Boo—turns Chekhov on his head in this witty and incisive new farce for our modern hyperconnected world. In bucolic Bucks County, PA, Vanya and Sonia have frittered their lives away in their family's farmhouse full of regret, angst and the alarmingly ambiguous prophecies of their addled housecleaner Cassandra. Enter self-absorbed movie star Masha with her prized 20-something boy toy Spike, and the stage is set for an absurd weekend of general hilarity and global warming. This year's Broadway sensation, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike delights audiences with its abundant comic twists while paying loving homage to Chekhov's classic themes of loss and longing.