On January 21, Harlequin Productions opens Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hysterical comedy runs until February 13 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia.
Celebrated playwright Christopher Durang mashes Chekhov, Greek tragedy, and modern pop culture with his own offbeat sensibility to create a truly unique and gut-busting comedy the New York Times calls “Deliriously funny.”
Vanya and Sonia spent years ministering to their aging parents. Then following their parents deaths, they lived on aimlessly in the family home. In the meantime, sister Masha has traveled the world, the star of an endless series of sexy slasher movies, which have provided the family income. Now Masha, an aging sex symbol, is back with her 20-something boy toy, Spike, in tow. She’s not making as much money as she used to, and is intent on selling the house they grew up in. Uproarious farce and valuable lessons ensue.
The cast features Harlequin returnees Bill Johns (Middletown), Alyssa Kay (The 39 Steps), and Mari Nelson (many shows including The Love List, Hapgood, and The Tempest). The cast also features Harlequin newcomers Lisa Viertel, Kristen Wilson, and Jake Atwood.
“Nothing short of hilarious.” ~The Huffington Post
“Hugely entertaining.” ~USA Today
“Riotous…a ton of fun.” ~The New York Post
“Deliriously funny…a heedless good time.” ~ The New York Times
WHO: Harlequin Productions
WHAT: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
WHEN: January 21-February 13, 2016; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
WHERE: The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501
PRICE: General: $34, Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20
Rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtain (approx. 50% discount)
SPECIALS: Pay What You Can Night: January 27, Ladies’ Night Out: January 29
Post-show Talkback: January 31, Pride Night: February 5
TICKETS: Tickets and info available at harlequinproductions.org or by calling 360/786-0151
RATING: T&O for Teens and Older (some strong language)
Harlequin Productions is a professional not-for-profit theater company in Olympia, WA, dedicated to the creation of stimulating and enriching theatrical experiences by producing an eclectic season of new works, “buried treasures,” and unconventional treatments of classics. Through a dynamic selection of extraordinary material, we explore the human adventure in search of theatrical magic that stretches the mind, nourishes the soul, and inspires human empathy.
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Mark Alford, Marketing Manager
360/705-3250 x104 or [email protected]