Equal parts dark comedy and poignant drama, Chekhov’s masterwork begins in the remote Russian countryside. When celebrated Professor Serebryakov returns home after many years to his estate run by his daughter Sonya and her Uncle Vanya, he brings his alluring young wife Yelena with him, plunging the quiet community into a swirl of romantic complication, longing and family tension. Vanya and his idealistic friend Dr. Astrov both fall for Yelena; Sonya longs for Astrov; and the Professor has plans that will change all of their lives forever.
Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winner David Auburn (Proof; BTG: The Skin of Our Teeth, The Petrified Forest), Uncle Vanya is a portrayal of life at the turn of the 20th century, full of hope, desire, sorrow and perseverance.
Featuring: David Adkins, Mark Blum, Rebecca Brooksher, Harriet Harris, Chris Noth and Matt Sullivan
A selection of the cast is as follows: David Adkins (BTG: The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?; The Petrified Forest) as Vanya; Obie Award-Winner Mark Blum (Broadway: The Best Man, Twelve Angry Men; Off Broadway: Gus and Al; TV: Succession, You; BTG: Woman In Mind) as Professor Serebryakov; Rebecca Brooksher (Broadway: Burn This, The Real Thing; Off Broadway: Dying City; BTG: The Petrified Forest, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof) as Yelena; Tony Award-Winner Harriet Harris (Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie; Off Broadway: Judgement Day; TV/Film: Frasier, Phantom Thread; BTG: The Skin of Our Teeth, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You) as Marina; Golden Globe-Nominated Chris Noth (Broadway: That Championship Season; Off Broadway: The Mother; TV/Film: Mr. Big on Sex & The City, Law & Order, The Good Wife; BTG: American Buffalo) as Astrov; and Matt Sullivan (Off Broadway: The Roads to Home; BTG: The Skin of Our Teeth, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You) as Telegin. Complete casting will be released at a later date.
by Anton Chekhov
translated by Paul Schmidt
directed by David Auburn
at The Unicorn Theatre
The Larry Vaber Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street
Previews: Thursday, August 6 at 7pm and Friday, August 7 at 8pm
Opening/Press Night: Saturday, August 8 at 2pm
Closing: Saturday, August 29 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $70 (Ticket price includes one pre-show complimentary beverage)
Sponsored by: Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Shubert Foundation