Take one part Chekhov, add a heaping portion of hilarity with a dash of misery, mix with pop culture and shake furiously with laughter.

2013 Tony Award for Best Play

Media

Oct 2 2014

Michael Dempsey weighs in on scenic design

Scenic design is much more than a clever solution to the challenge of providing for the physical requirements of a text. Its purpose is often subversive...

Sep 30 2014

Costume sketches from Jan Chambers

No, you have not stumbled onto a Disney fan-site, these are sketches from costume designer Jan Chambers for PlayMakers’s production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. We won’t give away why this production has a few...

Sep 25 2014

Durang on Chekhov/Durang on Durang

“I had the idea to write Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike a few years ago, when I realized that I was now the age that Vanya was (or seemed to be). And, like Vanya and other Chekhov characters, I started to reassess...

Sep 19 2014

About "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

As Christopher Durang points out, Anton Chekhov’s work appears both under and on top of the text of his Tony Award-winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike...

Mar 12 2014

More On What We Have In Store Next Season

We are excited to open the Mainstage Season with the brilliant new comedy by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Three siblings collide...

 
REVIEWS
 
Chekhov-tinted Comedy in PRC’s VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
By Kate Dobbs Ariail
The Five Points Star
September 26, 2014
 

PlayMakers Rep’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Starts Slowly, But Soon Gets Up to Speed
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
September 23, 2014

PlayMakers’ hilarious riff on Chekhov is nigh-perfect
By Roy C. Dicks
News & Observer
September 22, 2014

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brings theatrical hilarity to PRC
By Robert McNeely
Daily Tar Heel
September 22, 2014

THROUGH 10/5:  PlayMakers’ Season Opener, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Is a Treat for All the Senses
By Alan R. Hall
Classical Voice of North Carolina
September 20, 2014

 
 
NEWS
 

A comedy inspired by Chekhov
By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan
The Herald Sun
September 18, 2014

PlayMakers Opens Season: Chekhov, with a Twist
Interview with cast member Julie Fishell
By Aaron Keck
WCHL Chapelboro
September 19, 2014

Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opens tonight
By Robert McNeely
The Daily Tar Heel
September 16, 2014

PRC’s Season Opener is the 2013 Tony Award-Winning Comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
September 13, 2014

 

 

 

 

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