Featuring Carrie Hitchcock, JJ Phillips, Rana Roman, Elodie
Senetra, Jenny Wanasek and C. Michael Wright
Vanya and his adopted sister, Sonia, are living out their middle
age in an old farmhouse in Bucks County, PA, after years of caring
for their ailing, Chekhov-loving parents. But their quietly tedious
existence changes dramatically once their movie-star sister, Masha,
swoops in with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike, for a weekend
of wild costume parties, voodoo dolls and family feuds. In its
own deliciously madcap way, Durang's Tony Award-winning play not
only offers endlessly inventive comic twists, but some keen
insights into the absurdities, challenges and agonies of
twenty-first-century life as well. [Contains mature language]
George & Julie Mosher
Mickey & Casey Ripp
||C. Michael Wright
T=Talkback: post-show Q&A with actors and director
*=Talk Theatre: pre-show interactive discussion beginning at noon
V=ViewPoints: pre-show presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:00 PM
An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:30 PM
Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:30 PM
After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.
Misery with laughs on the menu as Chamber Theatre opens season
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Laughter is normally a wonderful experience, full of the joys and tickles that can help heal the wounds of everyday life. But what if you find yourself laughing at the misery of others? Can you laugh without guilt?
If these poor people are named Vanya and Sonia and Masha, then laughter is not only appropriate, it is inevitable.
Chamber's 'Vanya and Sonia' whips human loneliness into a frappe
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Fiftysomething siblings Vanya (C. Michael Wright) and Sonia (Jenny Wanasek) seemingly have it made. So why, just minutes after we’ve met her, does a clearly miserable Sonia hurl her still-full coffee cup across the room and insist that she and her brother “have never really lived”?
Welcome to the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season-beginning production of Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” which opened Friday night under Marcella Kearns’ direction.
'Vanya' director Marcella Kearns' superpower is listening
Monday, August 8, 2016
MCT associate artistic director Marcella Kearns takes a listening approach to directing 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'.