ZACH Theatre is proud to produce CHRISTOPHER DURANG’S Tony Award-winning comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE<http://www.zachtheatre.org/show/vanya-and-sonia-and-masha-and-spike>May 28th through June 22nd at the Topfer Theatre.ZACH’s production stars Beth Broderick– of ZACH Theatre’s 33 Variations, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and NBC’s Under the Dome; Lauren Lane – of ZACH Theatre’s God of Carnage, August: Osage County and the hit TV series The Nanny; and Jaston Williams –of ZACH Theatre’s TRU, Our Town and the popular Greater Tuna series, under the direction of ZACH Theatre’s new Associate Artistic Director, Abe Reybold.
In this hilarious parody, Christopher Durang spins a combination of Anton Chekov’s great works, like Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard, while upending Chekov’s themes of heartache and regret to gleeful results. Vanya (Jaston Williams) and his sister Sonia (Lauren Lane) live a quiet, country life in their childhood home with plenty of time for self-reflection, and humorous counsel from their housekeeper Cassandra, who believes she has the gift of prophecy. Their pastoral world is upended by the return of their dazzling sister Masha (Beth Broderick), a high-maintenance Hollywood movie star, and Spike, her young uber-hot boy-toy. Together this unlikely foursome is plunged into an absurd weekend of sibling rivalry and regrets that are triggered by a wacky costume party.
“Deliriously funny,” declares the New York Times.
“The kind of full-on comedy that’s rare on Broadway. It makes you laugh out loud, and repeatedly at that,” says The New York Post.
“There are no shortage of edgy dramas being written by contemporary playwrights these days, but finding a new laugh-out-loud comedy is rare. Durang has written a smart, delicious play that lampoons contemporary life with genuine affection for the foibles of reaching middle age. He has written six razor-sharp comedic roles that actors dream of playing and I can’t wait to get this one on the Topfer stage under Abe Reybold’s masterful direction,” says Dave Steakley, Producing Artistic Director.
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE enjoyed critical acclaim in 2013, winning the Tony Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play.
Tickets start at $25 and are available on-line at http://www.zachtheatre.org<http://www.zachtheatre.org>, by phone at 512-476-0541 ext. 1, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.) Monday through Saturday, 12 noon – 8 pm. ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Student Rush Tickets are $18 one hour before show time (with valid ID).ZACH’s full bar opens 90 minutes prior to show time and remains open for one hour post-show. Performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2:30 pm.
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