Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Auditions)
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Daniel Paul Anaya
Saturday, January 6, 2023, 11 am-2pm
Sunday, January 7, 2023, 5 pm -8 pm
April 19 – May 20, 2024 Fri-Sun
Rehearsals begin in February
A modern comedy influenced by the works of Anton Chekhov. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister Masha, swoops in with her new boytoy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.
Vanya: 40s to 60s. Living in his childhood home, resigned… more or less.
Sonia: 40s to 60s. Vanya’s adopted sister. Discontent, upset and regretful.
Masha: 40s to 60s. Matriarch of the family. A glamorous and successful actress.
Spike: 20s to 30s. An aspiring actor. Masha’s new companion. Sexy, self-absorbed, but otherwise outgoing and friendly.
Nina: 20s to 30s. Lovely, sincere would-be actress. Visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Star struck, earnest and energetic.
Cassandra: Any age, Any gender. Cleaning lady and soothsayer. According to Durang, her character was taken from the Greek Cassandra.
Location: The Adobe Theater 9813 4th St. NW, Albuquerque NM 87114
Format: Cold readings from the script.
Any questions, please email the director: firstname.lastname@example.org