PlayMakers is opening its 2014/15 Mainstage Season with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the Christopher Durang comedy that enjoyed acclaimed Broadway and Off-Broadway runs and garnered numerous honors including the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play.

In conjunction with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, PlayMakers is hosts multiple special events, starting tonight!

Below is a list of upcoming events:

  • Sept. 8, 7 p.m.: “In the Wings,” presented by PlayMakers and the Durham County Library. Cast and creative team members discuss the play at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., downtown Durham;
  • Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. “The Vision Series-Directors in Conversation,” a behind-the-scenes preview with Libby Appel in the Paul Green Theatre;
  • Sept. 15, 6 p.m.: a discussion with the director and cast at McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro;
  • Sept 17, 18 and 19, 7:30 p.m.: preview performances;
  • Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.: opening night performance;
  • Sept. 24 and 28: free post-show discussions with members of the creative team;
  • Sept. 27, 2 p.m.: open captioned performance;
  • Sept. 30: an all-access performance for attendees with special needs, with sign language interpretation and audio description;
  • Oct. 5, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: free post-show “Mindplay” discussions sponsored by the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be performed at PlayMakers Sept. 17-Oct. 5. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org. Individual ticket prices start at $15. Tickets are also available as part of PlayMakers’ 2014/15 subscription packages.