Winner! 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Outer
Circle Critics Award for Best Play, Drama League Award for Best Production,
and Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play
Middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia, share a home in Bucks County, PA, where
they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their
movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike.
Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the
family home. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the
future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness worries
the imperious older Masha. This weekend in the country becomes a hilarious good
"…deliriously funny…a heedless good time." —The
New York Times.
"…riotous…the show's a ton of fun even if you
can't tell your Seagull from your Uncle Vanya…This is the kind of full-on comedy
that's sadly rare on Broadway." —NY Post.
"Hugely entertaining…few contemporary
playwrights have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the
dangers of human folly…in its own deliciously madcap way, the new work offers
some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of twenty-first-century
life." —USA Today.
"You've only spent a weekend with these people,
but you might want to spend the rest of your life with Vanya and Sonia and Masha
and Spike."—Huffington Post.