Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike poster image

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Nov 10, 2016 to Nov 19, 2016
By: 
Christopher Durang
Directed by: 
Eric Forsythe
Location: 
David Thayer Theatre

 

Link to the Daily Iowan Article about VANYA...

Take a smidgeon of Chekhov, add a heaping tablespoon of hilarity with a dash of heartache, mix in some pop culture, and shake with laughter! Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Play in 2013, this is Durang’s most mature comedy to date. An over-the-hill movie-starlet trailing boy-toy descends on the reclusive, intellectual Vanya and his self-torturing adopted sister Sonia in their Bucks County retreat. The inevitable fireworks involve clairvoyant cleaning lady Cassandra, a dress-up princess, Snow White and her reluctant dwarves, and an explosive tour-de-force on the inanity of modern pop culture, ending somehow in a quiet, tentative optimism.

This production is recommended for high school age and older and contains some adult language.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Cast

Listing of Cast Members for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Column one has the character name and column two has the name of the actor playing the character.
Role Name
Vanya Miles Gatrell
Sonia Catie Councell
Cassandra Emelia Asiedu
Masha Elyse Fisher
Spike Zach Twardowski
Nina McKenna Goodman*

Artistic Team

Listing of Artistic Team for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Column one has the Staff Position and column two has the name of the person in the staff position.
Position Name
Director Eric Forsythe
Scenic Designer Alex Casillas
Assistant Scenic Designer Skyler Matthias*
Costume Designer Hayley Ryan
Assistant Costume Designer Ali Filipovich
Lighting Designer David Thayer
Assistant Lighting Designer Hoejeong Yoo*
Sound Designer Wade Hampton*
Stage Manager Lindsay Warnick
Assistant Stage Manager Merric Bower*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Production Photos

VANYA... production photo by R. Eric Stone

VANYA... production photo by R. Eric Stone

VANYA... production photo by R. Eric Stone

VANYA... production photo by R. Eric Stone

VANYA... production photo by R. Eric Stone

VANYA... production photo by R. Eric Stone