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Jay O. Sanders, Roberta Maxwell, and Jon DeVries to Star in Uncle Vanya

Richard Nelson's adaptation of Chekhov's will make its New York premiere this fall.

A scene from Richard Nelson's production of Uncle Vanya.
(© Jim Cox)

Cast members from Richard Nelson's Apple Family and Gabriels cycles of plays will reunite for the New York premiere of Nelson's new production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, running September 7-October 14 at the Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College.

Nelson directs a translation he created with renowned Russian literature translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. This production premiered at San Diego's Old Globe earlier this year, and inaugurates the Hunter Theater Project, a new venture connecting professional theater productions with Hunter College's students and faculty.

The company will be made up of Celeste Arias (Eléna), Jon DeVries (Alexánder Serebryakóv), Kate Kearney-Patch (Marína), Roberta Maxwell (Márya), Jesse Pennington (Mikhaíl Ástrov), Jay O. Sanders (Ványa), and Yvonne Woods (Sónya Alexándrovna). DeVries and Sanders appeared in Nelson's Apple Family Plays cycle, with Sanders and Maxwell appearing in The Gabriels.

The creative team includes Jason Ardizzone-West (scenic design), Susan Hilferty and Mark Koss (costume design), Jennifer Tipton (lighting), and Will Pickens (sound design).


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