Riffing on some of Anton Chekov's most time-tested themes, Christopher Durang proves in his hysterically funny and surprisingly affecting new romp, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, that whether you're in 19th Century Russia or 21st Century Pennsylvania, the human condition never changes.
Step-siblings Vanya (David Hyde Pierce) and Sonia (Kristine Nielsen) have never left the confines of their childhood home - a rambling farmhouse in Bucks County, PA - while having to witness the glamorous exploits of their sister, Masha (Sigourney Weaver), a famous movie actress, from afar.
A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike (Billy Magnussen), throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape. Only one thing is certain: no one will get out of this without looking absolutely ridiculous!
Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen
Author: Christopher Durang
Director: Nicholas Martin
Producer: Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, and John O’Boyle,in association with McCarter Theatre and Lincoln Center Theater
Press Agent: O&M PR
Nominated for 6 Tony Awards
- Best Play
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - David Hyde Pierce
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Kristine Nielsen
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Billy Magnussen
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - Shalita Grant
- Best Direction of a Play - Nicholas Martin
Nominated for 1 Drama Desk Award
- Outstanding Play - Winner!
Nominated for 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards
- Outstanding New Broadway Play - Winner!
- Outstanding Director of a Play - Nicholas Martin
- Outstanding Actor in a Play - David Hyde Pierce
- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Kristine Nielsen - Winner!
Her Personal Playwright
Kristine Nielsen has a long history with the playwright Christopher Durang, andnow she has a Tony nomination.