November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21 2020
CAST & CREW
HAIR & MAKEUP
Mr. Mark Radziejeski
* denotes member of Thespian Troupe #7275
About "Uncle Vanya"
"Uncle Vanya" is a play by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. It was first published in 1898, and was first produced in 1899 by the Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavski.
In the play, Vanya is the steward of his late sister’s estate along with his niece and fellow manager, Sonya. They are visited by Sonya's father, Alexander Serebryakov, an aging professor and his new, beautiful young wife, Yelena.
These people — who are joined by a dashing, but increasingly weary country doctor, Mikhail Astrov — tend to speak of themselves as helpless, passive beings, pushed into place by circumstance and more extreme personalities. Don’t believe them.
What emerges so clearly here — as they snipe, quarrel, make up and haplessly pursue love affairs that are never going to happen — is that they’ve all made their own beds, for reasons of convenience or for quixotic ideals that don’t look so fine anymore. (On the other hand, Astrov’s worries about the forests his country is destroying sound newly relevant.)
They may all see themselves as misfits, but feeling like a misfit turns out to make no one special; it is the universal human condition.