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Richard Nelson Directed Uncle Vanya Releases First Photos

The production features a new translation from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky.

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Jay O. Sanders stars in Uncle Vanya, directed by Richard Nelson, at the Old Globe.
(© Jim Cox)

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.

Celeste Arias and Jay O. Sanders share a scene.
(© Jim Cox)

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.

Celeste Arias, Yvonne Woods, Jay O. Sanders, and Roberta Maxwell star in Uncle Vanya.
(© Jim Cox)

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").

Celeste Arias and Jon DeVries share a scene.
(© Jim Cox)

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).

Jesse Pennington in a scene with Celeste Arias, Yvonne Woods, Jay O. Sanders, and Roberta Maxwell.
(© Jim Cox)

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.

Uncle Vanya plays through March 11.
(© Jim Cox)

For tickets and more information, click here.

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