VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Bernard Bosio
March 31-April 9, April 21-23, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Broadway sensation is "delirously funny"
The Heights Players is pleased to present Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, and deemed as "delirously funny" by The New York Times. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang opens on March 31, and runs through April 23, with Easter weekend going dark.
Durang, the renowned author of comedies such as Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and Beyond Therapy, turns Chekhov on his head with this witty farce. Set in modern day bucolic Bucks County Pennsylvania, middle-age siblings Vanya and (adopted) Sonia idle away their lives in their quaint family country home amid regret, angst, and the distressing prophecies of an eccentric housecleaner. Enter their sister Masha, a self-absorbed movie star with her prized boy toy Spike, who sparks a friendship with the beautiful girl next door Nina and the stage is set for hilarity and the imposing doom of Masha threatening to sell the family home. Director Bernard Bosio returns to The Heights Players to stage the laugh-inducing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, an homage to Chekhov’s themes of heartbreak and hope.
Featured in the cast are: Gary Dooley as Vanya, Liz Bove as Sonia, Meg Dooley as Masha, John Honey-Fitzgerald as Spike, Qianna Brooks as Cassandra, and Sarah Cheatham as Nina. This production is being directed by Bernard Bosio. He is assisted by Jessica Baird (assistant director) and Marialana Ardolino (stage manager).
The show runs March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 21, 22 and 23 – Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($18 for Seniors). Purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets. Or make reservations by calling (718) 237-2752 or by email and pay at the door.