Richard Nelson Directed Uncle Vanya Releases First Photos
The production features a new translation from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky.
The Old Globe's production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya is set to open tonight at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Richard Nelson directs from a script adapted and newly translated by Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. Performances run through March 11.
The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the Old Globe revival of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya — a Globe-commissioned world-premiere translation from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. Nelson also directs. The production will run February 10-March 11 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is set for February 15.
The cast features Roberta Maxwell (Márya Vassílyevna Voinítskaya) and Jay O. Sanders (Iván Petróvich Voinítsky a.k.a. "Vanya"), who performed together in Nelson's Gabriels trilogy, as well as Celeste Arias (Eléna Andréevna), Jon DeVries (Alexánder Vladímirovich Serebryakóv), Kate Kearney-Patch (Marína Timoféevna), Jesse Pennington (Mikhaíl Lvóvich Ástrov), and Yvonne Woods (Sófya Alexándrovna a.k.a. "Sonya").
The creative team includes Jason Ardizzone-West (scenic design), Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty and Mark Koss (costume design), Tony Award winner Jennifer Tipton (lighting), Will Pickens (sound design), Caparelliotis Casting, and Theresa Flanagan (production stage manager).
Uncle Vanya follows Vanya and his niece Sonya who struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya's brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone.