Barnaby Monk 5:30 a.m., Jan. 28
Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike
The first three names come from Anton Chekhov. And Spike? From the imagination of Christopher Durang. Vanya and Sonia, in their 50s, are as stuck in their Bucks County farm house as anyone in Chekhov. Enter their sister Masha, supremely self-centered Hollywood star. Throw in a hip cleaning woman, adept at prophecy and voodoo, an aspiring actor eager to striptease, an innocent next door neighbor and comic shenanigans abound, on and off. The parts -- especially set-piece monologues by Martin Moran and Marcia DeBonis, and Haneefah Wood's hilarious Cassandra -- are more interesting than the whole. The design work, David Korins' rustic stony set in particular, is tops.
Worth a try.
- Cost: $29 - $74 | Buy tickets
When: Ongoing until Sunday, June 22, 2014
- Sundays, 2pm & 7pm
- Tuesdays, 7pm
- Wednesdays, 7pm
- Thursdays, 8pm
- Fridays, 8pm
- Saturdays, 2pm & 8pm
- "Chekhoviana hodgepodge" (May 29, 2014)