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Star Wars' Alden Ehrenreich Attends Uncle Vanya Opening Night

Richard Nelson directs a new translation of Anton Chekhov's play for the Hunter Theater Project.

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Jay O. Sanders celebrate opening night of Uncle Vanya at the Hunter Theater Project.
(© Matthew Capowski)

Richard Nelson's production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya opened at the Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College on September 16. Starring Jay O. Sanders in the title role, Uncle Vanya runs through October 14.

Nelson's production features a new translation devloped with renowned Russian literature translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Uncle Vanya 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.

Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein walk the red carpet on opening night of Uncle Vanya.
(© Matthew Capowski)

Completing the company is Celeste Arias (Eléna), Jon DeVries (Alexánder Serebryakóv), Kate Kearney-Patch (Marína), Alice Cannon (Márya), Jesse Pennington (Mikhaíl Ástrov), and Yvonne Woods (Sónya Alexándrovna).

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