In this masterpiece from Anton Chekhov, life on an otherwise reposed Russian estate is thrust into turmoil in the wake of romantic entanglements, unrequited love and dashed ambitions. Equal parts heartbreaking and hilarious, Uncle Vanya tells the tale of an elderly professor and his visit to his rural home in the company of his new, glamorous – and much younger – wife, Yelena. Their arrival disturbs the generally quiet lives of everyone living there, as some fall under the bewitching Yelena’s spell, and others wilt like flowers in the shadow of her shine. Modern audiences will recognize in this enduring play themes that still resonate all these years later – themes like economic upheaval, environmental concerns and relationship complications. Catch this production from Dragonfly Theater at the Church of the Good Shepherd.