Opening June 2016!


When Chekhov gets thrown into a blender…

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

Directed by Linda Piccone

 

WINNER!
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."

-NY Post

 

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!

Call (650) 329-0891 or click below!

 

 

To purchase 2016-17 season tickets, please call (650) 329-0891 or click the button at the bottom of the page to purchase online.

 


*SPECIAL EVENTS!

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 director Linda Piccone and members of the cast following the performances on Thursdays, June 16 and June 23.
Complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.

 

CAST

VANYA - Walter M. Mayes

SONIA - Patricia Tyler

MASHA - Judith Miller

SPIKE - Jimmy Mason

CASSANDRA - Damaris Divito

NINA - Kelsey Erhart

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR - Linda Piccone

STAGE MANAGER - Ben Hemmen

SET DESIGNER - Kuo-Hao Lo

COSTUME DESIGNER - Jeff Hamby

LIGHTING DESIGNER - Selina Young

SOUND DESIGNER - Jeff Grafton

PROPERTIES DESIGNER - Patricia Tyler

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.

 

 

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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!