- $18 for one ticket to Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (up to $34.75 value)
- When: Wednesday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
- Seating: orchestra, section 300
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Watching Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, says the New York Times, is like watching “a master of antic psycho-comedy play with Chekhov like a self-amusing cat toying with a tangled string.” It’s an apt description for the irreverent comedy, which won the 2013 Tony Award for Best New Play—its inhabitants, named after famous Chekhov characters by theater-loving parents, see their quiet lives scrambled willy-nilly. Siblings Vanya and Sonia still live on the family homestead, while their sister, Masha, has become a movie star. When Masha makes an unannounced visit with her boyfriend, Spike, the sibling’s unsettled rivalries and buried insecurities become the impetus for laughs, pathos, and thoughtful discussions about whether or not 10 cherry trees can really be called an orchard.
- 1979: the year Perseverance Theatre was founded
- 33: total seasons
- 65: world premiere productions, and counting
- 2: number of “R”s in Perseverance. It seems like there should be more, but no, it’s just two.
- 15,000: approximate number of artists and audience members Perseverance reaches each year
- 1998: the year Paula Vogel won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned to Drive, which she wrote and developed while in residence at Perseverance
- 1: number of stories on NPR’s All Things Considered focused on the theater’s mission to serve its community