Uncle Vanya (2002)

  • Nov 30, 2002 - Dec 28, 2002

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2 hours 45 minutes with 1 intermission

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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