Intrepid Theatricals in partnership with LTV presents Christopher Durang’s
2013 Tony Award-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
opening Thursday May 26th and running through Sunday May 29th at LTV.
Directed by Bay Street Theater’s Director of Education and Community Outreach, Allen O’Reilly, the cast features John Leonard as Vanya, Teresa DeBerry as Sonia, Andrea Schiavoni as Masha, NYC actor Connor Tuohy as Spike, Anna Schiavoni as Nina and Catherine Bromberg plays Cassandra. The set and costumes are designed by Andrea Schiavoni.
“While Durang is quoted as saying that he took many of characters and themes from Anton Chekhov’s major plays and threw them in a blender to create Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, no previous knowledge of Chekhov is required to truly enjoy this bitter sweet and often hilarious comedy” Director O’Reilly says. “The names and situations may be similar to the famous Russian’s playwright’s masterworks to a degree, but what we truly get in VSMS is a funny, rich, touching and very contemporary play that deals with everything from millennials, to the theater and film industries, to aging gracefully to global warming!”
LTV presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang
Directed by Allen O'Reilly
Thursday, May 26 - 7:00 PM
Friday, May 27 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 28 - 2:00 + 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 29 - 2:00 PM
Allen O’Reilly, Director
Directing credits include Macbeth at Bay Street Theater, The Crucible, Twelfth Night, The Woman in Black, Driving Miss Daisy, Rumors, Babe in Toyland, and Bard’s Best! (adaptor). Shakespeare Touring productions of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar.
Children’s Theater: Jungle Book, The Emperor and The Nightingale, Mighty Myths and Legends! (co-adaptor) and
The Frog Prince.
Allen has acted at Bay Street Theater, Cleveland Play House,
Geva Theatre, Clarence Brown, The Alliance Theatre and was an associate artist at Georgia Shakespeare for twenty-four seasons.
TV/film credits include Sleepy Hollow, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius, The Assassin’s Code, The Enormity of Life, and The Wicked Trilogy.