Lincoln Center Theater Announces VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Through 1/20

December 5
12:40 PM 2012

Lincoln Center Theater Announces VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Through 1/20

The Lincoln Center Theater production of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, directed by Nicholas Martin has been extended through Sunday, January 20 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). The production, which features Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver, opened on Monday November 12 was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, January 13.

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE has sets by David Korins, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Justin Townsend, and sound and original music by Mark Bennett. VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is produced by Lincoln Center Theater in association with the McCarter Theatre, where it was commissioned and ran prior to beginning performances in New York.

In VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE playwright Christopher Durang takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up; the result is his latest play set in present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Vanya (David Hyde Pierce) and his stepsister Sonia (Kristine Nielsen) have lived their entire lives in their family’s farmhouse. While they stayed home to take care of their ailing parents, their sister Masha (Sigourney Weaver) has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia to feel trapped and regretful. Their soothsayer/cleaning woman Cassandra (Shalita Grant) keeps warning them about terrible things in the future, which include a sudden visit from Masha and her twenty-something boy toy Spike (Billy Magnussen).

The performance schedule for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please note that during Christmas week VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE will be performed Wednesday, December 26 through Saturday, December 29 at 8pm, Sunday, December 30 at 7pm with matinees Wednesday, December 26, Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30 at 2pm.

Tickets, priced at $85, are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office (150 West 65 Street) or by visiting or A limited number of tickets priced at $30 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT’s new program for 21 to 35 year olds. For information and to enroll, visit


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