Chekhov’s tragicomedy is set on a provincial Russian estate, where little disturbs the inhabitants’ quiet lives until the head of the family brings home his beautiful new wife.
Professor Serebriakov and his beautiful wife Yelena have left St. Petersburg and settled on the family’s remote country estate, where Sonya, the Professor’s daughter fron his first marriage, and her Uncle Vanya have labored for years to support their patriarch. The couple’s arrival sends the estate into chaos, disrupting the daily routines of country life and sparking passions. Triangles of tension develop as the characters struggle with their frustrated desires and disillusionment. Vanya and his friend Astrov, the local doctor, vie for Yelena’s attention, while Sonya and Yelena find themselves irresistibly attracted to Astrov.
This production is sponsored by Hilary and Philip Burling, Priscilla and Richard Hunt.
The residency of Arliss Howard is made possible by a grant from Jonathan and Barbara Cole Lee.
|Alexander Serebriakov, a professor||Will LeBow|
|Yelena, his wife||Linda Powell|
|Sonya, his daughter by his first wife||Phoebe Jonas|
|Ivan Petrovich (Vanya), Sonya’s uncle||Thomas Derrah|
|Mikhail Lvovich Astrov||Arliss Howard|
|Marina, a nurse||Karen MacDonald|
|Ilya Ilych Telegin, a poor neighbor||Remo Airaldi (11/30-12/18) and Benjamin Evett (12/19-12/28)|
|Yeffim, a servant||Elbert Joseph|
|the bartender||Genna Ravvin|
|bar patrons||Jonathan Mirin, Paul DiMilla, John Michael Dupuis, Jason Grossman|
|scenic design by||Riccardo Hernandez|
|costume design by||Edit Szücs|
|lighting design by||Christopher Akerlind|
|sound design by||David Remedios|
|stage manager||Chris De Camillis|