February 9, 2020

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

This Christopher Durang award-winning comedy revolves around the relationship between three single middle-aged siblings. Vanya and adopted Sonia, share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Unexpectedly their movie-star sister, Masha, owner of the house, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.
 
Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who believes she can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina.
Nina’s prettiness worries the imperious Masha. At a fancy dress party, everyone’s lives begin to change.
 

“The show’s a ton of fun, even if you can’t tell your ‘Seagull from your Uncle Vanya’”  – New York Times

No experience required!

Audition Dates: March 2nd-3rd, 6-8:00

Callbacks: March 5th

Audition Preparation: Cold readings from script or sides available closer to audition dates. Monologues and scenes will be available for several characters to read together. Be familiar with the song Here Comes the Sun.”

See “Cast” tab for more information on characters.

Cast: 2 Men 4 Women

Vanya: 50+ living in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.

Sonia: His adopted sister, early 50s, living with him. Discontent, upset, regretful. Any race.

Cassandra: Cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age and race. In the original production, she was played by an African American actress in her late 20s.

Masha: Vanya’s sister, 50’s, glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world.
 
Spike: An aspiring actor. 25 + or younger, any race. Sexy, self-absorbed, very outgoing, Masha’s new companion.
 
Nina: Lovely, sincere, would-be actress, early 20’s, visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Starstruck and energetic. Any race.
 
Set: In the present. The morning room of a lovely farmhouse in
Bucks County, PA.
 

If you are interested in working behind the scenes, contact Andrea Holliday (auburnareacomtheatre@gmail.com) about working on the set

For more information, please contact director, Fiona Macleod at fiftmacleod@gmail.com

Read Throughs: March 9th 6:30 – 9:00 (bring your calendar)
March 11th 6:30 – 9:00 (questions about script, show, etc.)
 
Character Table Discussions: March 16th -18th and 19th 6:30-9:00
 
Rehearsals: Begin March 23rd or 30th
M,W,F 6:00-8:30 OR 6:30 – 9:00
 
Set Construction: May 2nd

Show Dates: May 8th-10th and 14th-17th

Tickets are $12/adult
$10/students and seniors

Ticket info line 334-246-1084