Playreaders does Chekhov’s Vanya, Sonia, Spike and Masha (well, not really)

By Cleo Kamelhar

On Wednesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 24, Playreaders will present Vanya, Sonia, Spike and Masha. Author Christopher Durang says this is not a Chekhov parody. Nevertheless, it is a humorous (read: wildly, laugh-out-loud, funny) adaptation of Chekhov themes that does not require familiarity with Chekhov. This play won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, and two more awards which I will not mention. Suffice it to say, it’s a humdinger!

Playreaders does Chekhov’s Vanya, Sonia, Spike and Masha
Wed, Apr 23 and Thu, Apr 24, 7pm
St. Paul’s Church
Cardo 6
20 pesos

The show revolves around three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, during a visit by the third who supports them. The show depicts how their lives have evolved and how they have come to be in their current ridiculous state of mind.

The cast includes San Miguel’s brightest and best as follows: Tomas Burkey, Pamela Cordero, Phoebe Greyson, Judy Newell, Tasha Paley, and Henry Vermillion. Lights and Sound by Don Nieglos, directed by Cleo Kamelhar.

St. Paul’s doors open at 7pm for a stunning donation of 20 pesos. Please note that this is the last play of the season. Playreaders will go dark during the month of May and re-start in June.


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