Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Directed by Walter Bobbie
Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. But their sister Masha escaped many years ago and became a famous movie star. When Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike, so begins a rollicking weekend of rivalry, regret and all-too true premonitions.
Christopher Durang’s irresistible comedy was the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play of the Year and is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, and the troubling onset of middle age, into a laugh-out loud comedy.
Produced by special arrangement with Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Sue Wagner and John Johnson
★★★★★ “Unquenchable hilarity” Bristol Post
★★★★ “Deliciously funny … wacky and ingenious” The Stage
“Way wittier than an Ayckbourn comedy, far smarter than mere straightforward farce and closer to late-season ‘Seinfeld‘ than soap opera” Bath Magazine
“A glorious sparkling comedy … a production of tremendous fun and outstanding performances. A fine play and another jewel in the ever growing Ustinov crown.” Bath Echo
“The Ustinov Studio has another triumph on its hands … a brilliant play … stunning cast. Very funny, thought-provoking, electrifyingly performed and well worth a trip to Bath” Fine Times Recorder