Kauai Community Players proudly present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, directed for KCP by Faith Harding. This hilarious comedy about the difficulties of getting old in a rapidly changing world won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. It opens at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse at 4411E Kikowaena St in Lihue on Friday, February 12 and plays for three weekends.
Performances are at 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 4pm on Sundays.
Critical raves: “…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.
“Everyone has a monologue that is nothing short of hilarious. (You’ll find yourself using that word a lot.)…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.
THE STORY: Middle-aged siblings Vanya (Jim Ballantine) and Sonia (Karen Firl) share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha (Dottie Bekeart), swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike (Roger Roosara). Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra (Grayson Brannen), who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina (Melissa D’Anna), whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
For tickets, go to www.kauaicommunityplayers.org or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.
Tickets are $20 with $5 off opening weekend and discounts for KCP members, students and seniors.