Opening June 2016!
When Chekhov gets thrown into a blender…
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
Directed by Linda Piccone
2013 Tony Award for Best Play
2013 Drama Desk for Outstanding Play
"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."
Comedy master Christopher Durang blends classic Chekhov themes with a modern flair for indulgent melancholy into comic mayhem in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Vanya and his step-sister Sonia have their quiet country life upended with a surprise weekend visit from their movie star sister, Masha – who brings along her twenty-something (and frequently shirtless!) boy-toy, Spike. Insecurity and resentment set in as sibling rivalry takes over, and the entire household is thrown into uproarious chaos. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is a rare comedy force, full of absurdist twists and pure hilarity.
June 11-June 26, 2016 (preview June 10)*
Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 14 and up. NOTE: Parents should use their own discretion.
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Ticket Prices: $32-$46
Senior/Student/Military discounts on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Single tickets on sale NOW!
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To purchase 2016-17 season tickets, please call (650) 329-0891 or click the button at the bottom of the page to purchase online.
On Opening Night, Saturday, June 11, enjoy a post-show Afterglow reception with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while meeting the cast. Complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.
Enjoy our Talkback Series led by Artistic Director Patrick Klein with Show Director Linda Piccone and members of the cast following the performances on Thursdays, June 16 and 23. Complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.
If you’re a young professional, please join us for our Players on Tap night on Friday, June 24 at 6:30pm (must be 21 or over). Enjoy free brews and bites starting at 6:30pm, the show at 8pm, and a backstage tour at 10:30pm. Tickets are limited and $25 online by using the promo code: ONTAP Click HERE for more info.
VANYA - Walter M. Mayes
SONIA - Patricia Tyler
MASHA - Judith Miller
SPIKE - Jimmy Mason
CASSANDRA - Damaris Divito
NINA - Kelsey Erhart
DIRECTOR - Linda Piccone
STAGE MANAGER - Ben Hemmen
SET DESIGNER - Kuo-Hao Lo
COSTUME DESIGNER - Jeffrey W. Hamby
LIGHTING DESIGNER - Selina Young
SOUND DESIGNER - Jeff Grafton
PROPERTIES DESIGNER - Patricia Tyler
HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGNER - Jeffrey W. Hamby
PRODUCTION MANAGER - David Muphy
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Patrick Klein
All performances are held at the:
Lucie Stern Theater
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences
Please call 650-329-0891 for more information.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. For ticket services, please call 650-329-0891. All sales are final; there are no exchanges or refunds. However, season subscribers are able to exchange at no charge. Ask our box office how you can become a season subscriber, and enjoy special perks like exchanges and discounted tickets. Will call ticket information: Tickets are available for pickup at the box office will call window one (1) hour prior to show time. U.S. mail ticket information: If requested, tickets are mailed via the U.S. Post Office First Class mail no later than seven (7) days prior to the show date. Palo Alto Players has two (2) price levels on the seating chart: PRIME and VALUE. If you have accessible seating needs or simply need assistance, please call our box office at (650) 329-0891. Thank you! Enjoy the show!