Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike WICA Theatre Series

by Fritha Strand 25th September 2018

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Langley, WA: Christopher Durang’s Tony Award winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike makes its Whidbey Island debut October 12 - 27 — a “deliriously funny” comedy with a Chekhovian flare.

 

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, bicker and bitch about their rueful lives in their family’s old, chic farmhouse in Pennsylvania. When their often awry, fortune-telling maid Cassandra, warns of impending dangers, their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, and announces that she’s selling the house out from under Vanya and Sonia. The family is launched into a boisterous weekend of one-upmanship, fretfulness, and a lot of broken mugs, in Christopher Durang’s remix of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and The Seagull (with special appearances by “Snow White,” “Prince Charming,” “Grumpy,” and “Dame Maggie Smith”). Also in the jumble is a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the haughty Masha.

 

 

“We all need to put the "fun" back in dysfunctional. Durang-ville is definitely deranged, but it is a delightful place to visit. The welcome mat is out!” — Actor, Teresa McElhinny

 

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

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is directed by Edward Jordon and features cast members James Hinkley, Suzi Dixon, Nancy Nolan, Kyle Collins, Teresa McElhinny, and Nicole Parnell.

 

Jordan is also an actor, producer, screenwriter, playwright, and author. His musical comedy, Bollywood and Vine, for which he wrote the book, launches its pre-Broadway tour in the summer of 2019 starring Oscar and Tony nominee Kathleen Turner.

 

Adult $22 / Senior $18 / Youth $15 / Military $18 / Matinee $15. Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 / Sunday @ 2:00.  Piano Bar opens one hour before each performance.

 

Tickets available at the WICA Box Office: (360) 221-8268 or online at https://tickets.wicaonline.org

 

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the community of South Whidbey Island and beyond. WICA’s mission is to inspire, nourish, and enhance the artistic, social, and economic well-being of the community.

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 08:13pm.
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