Quannapowitt Players to Perform Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike

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.

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