The Quannapowitt Players production of Vanya, Sonya, Masha, and Spike will be performed on May 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, and June 2 & 3 at the Quannapowitt Playhouse, 55 Hopkins Street. The show was written by Christopher Durang and is directed by Nancy Curren Willis.
Christopher Durang is a master of comedic mashups. This time it’s Chekhov’s classic dour character types that get tossed into a modern day blender with a dash of sibling rivalry, a dollop of beefcake, a pinch of naughty, and the resulting stew brings more than a cup of laughs. Vanya, and his sister Sonia are stuck in their childhood home, while their sister Masha has been traveling the world as a famous movie star. She returns for a surprise visit with her hot young boy-toy, Spike. Throw in a prophetic cleaning woman, an aspiring actress, and a neighborhood costume party, and we’re in for a wacky weekend. A Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, this hysterical homage to Chekhov’s classic is touching and relentlessly funny, with a delightfully happy resolution.
Tickets are $20 or $18 for Seniors/Students and can be purchased online through PayPal. See www.qptheater.com for more information. There is a transaction fee for online purchases. For reservations call the Quannapowitt Players Box Office at (781) 942-2212. Only checks and cash are accepted at performances.
The Quannapowitt Players, Inc. have been in the business of providing quality community theater for 79 years. It is a volunteer organization that produces four shows a year in a converted 1853 two-room school house in Reading. The unique black-box theater seats up to 150 people.