UNCLE VANYA Extends at Soho Rep Through 7/22
Due to popular demand, Soho Rep, in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, the new version by playwright Annie Baker, directed by Sam Gold. The run will now go through July 22. The initial six-week run is sold out.
Performances in the additional week take place Wednesday-Sunday at 7:30 P.M., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 P.M. at Soho Rep (46 Walker Street). Tickets are $45 ($20 student rush) and can be purchased by visiting www.sohorep.org or calling212.352.3101. Critics are welcome as of Wednesday, June 13 for an official opening on Sunday, June 17.
Chekhov's Uncle Vanya reunites Baker and Gold, whose previous collaborations include The Aliens and Circle Mirror Transformation. The world premiere features Peter Friedman (Circle Mirror Transformation and After the Revolution at Playwrights Horizons, Twelve Angry Men on Broadway, Tony Award nomination for Ragtime) as Serebryakov, a retired professor; Maria Dizzia(Tony Award nominee for In the Next Room…, Eurydice at Second Stage; Film: Martha Marcy May Marlene) as Yelena, his wife;Merritt Wever (The Illusion at The Signature Theatre, Touch(ed) at Williamstown Theatre Festival; TV: Nurse Jackie) as Sonya, his daughter from his first marriage; Rebecca Schull (TV: Wings; Film: Little Children, Analyze This) as Maria, mother of the professor's first wife; Reed Birney (Blasted at Soho Rep, Circle Mirror Transformation at Playwrights Horizons, Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling at the Atlantic) as Vanya, her son; Michael Shannon (Bug, Our Town and Mistakes Were Made at Barrow Street; Film: Academy Award nominee for Revolutionary Road, Take Shelter, TV: Boardwalk Empire) as Astrov, a doctor; Matthew Maher (Orange, Hat & Grace and LEAR at Soho Rep, A Doll's House at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Film: It's Kind of a Funny Story)as Telegin, an impoverished landowner; Georgia Engel (TV: The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Middletown at the Vineyard, The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway) as Marina, an old nanny; and Paul Thureen (Buddy Cop 2 and Cape Disappointment with The Debate Society) as Yefim, a hired man/night watchman.
The production features set design by Andrew Lieberman, costume design by Baker, lighting design by Mark Barton, sound design by Matt Tierney and fight direction by Thomas Schall. For her version of the play, Baker worked off a literal translation byMargarita Shalina, trying to unearth the grammar and colloquialisms omitted in existing English translations.