Uncle Vanya

by Anton Chekhov


Synopsis: Uncle Vanya is credited as one of Chekhov's masterpieces and a significant precursor of modern drama. Set on a country estate in late nineteenth century Russia, Uncle Vanya is in part a study of the enervation of Russian middle-class provincial life. The major dynamics between the characters themselves are centered on two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere and a flirtation that brings disaster. Mixing the tragic and the absurd and dealing with a form that allows for ambiguity and contradiction, Uncle Vanya has been deemed "the first modernist play". (David Lan) "It is the element of might-have-been in Chekhov's characters that makes their sense of waste so tragic ...I know of no more moving climax in world drama."

Cast

Marina Amy Bruner
Mikhail Lvovich Astroff Fred Baldwin
Ivan Petrovich Voinitsky, Uncle Vanya Hunt Scarritt
Alexander Vladimirovitch Serebriakoff Owen Ireland
Sofia Alexandrovna, Sonia Joshilyn Jackson
Yelena Andreevna Patricia Simmons
Ilya Ilyich Telegin Clayton Fountain
Maria Vasilievna Voinitskaya Diane Paules
Efim John Jackson

 

Production Staff

Director Yolanda Reed
Scene & Lighting Designer Peter B. Young
Costume Designer Stephanie Mathis
Technical Director David Maysonet
Assistant Director Carol Lege
Stage Manager Scarlett Bowen
Master Carpenter Marc Petersen
Properties Evelyn Grosse
Light Board Operator Mark Magee
Sound Operator George Penton
Set Crew Rick Malkoskie
  Stacy Reeves
House Managers Judy DeBolt
  Connie Synco
Tickets Pat Smith
Poster Design Nancy Brown