Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Paperback)

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Full-length Play


2 men, 4 women: 6 total

Flexible Set

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. 

"Broad comic acting is raised to the level of high art…deliriously funny…a heedless good time." —NY Times

"…riotous…the show's a ton of fun even if you can't tell your Seagull from your Uncle Vanya…This is the kind of full-on comedy that's sadly rare on Broadway." —NY Post

"Hugely entertaining…few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly…in its own deliciously madcap way, the new work offers some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of twenty-first-century life." —USA Today

"Everyone has a monologue that is nothing short of hilarious. (You'll find yourself using that word a lot.)…You've only spent a weekend with these people, but you might want to spend the rest of your life with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."—Huffington Post

About the Author

Christopher Durang is the author of the Tony Award nominee "A History of the American Film," the Obie award-winning "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo" (Obie Award and Dramastists Guild Hull Warriner Award), "Laughing Wild, Betty's Summer Vacation" (Obie Award), and "Miss Witherspoon" (Pulitzer Prize finalist). Along with Marsha Norman, Durang is the cochair of the playwrights program at the drama division of the Julliard School. Durang won the Harvard Arts Medal, the Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award, and was presented with the very first Luminary Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780822228639
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Pages: 88