Romantic entanglements upset life on a rural Russian estate in Chekhov's masterpiece of unrequited love, thwarted ambition and regret. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Uncle Vanya centers on a professor who moves back into his rural home with his new, young wife, disturbing the quiet lives of everyone in the household. Modern audiences will recognize in this enduring play themes that still resonate, including economic upheaval, environmental concerns and relationship complications. See this new translation by Bay Area writer Dave Sikula at Pear Theatre in Mountainview.
This show is recommended for ages 13 and up.