David Hyde Pierce-Helmed VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Begin 1/29 at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" by Christopher Durang will play Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum, directed by David Hyde Pierce, based on the Broadway direction of Nicholas Martin, beginning January 29, 2014, with an opening slated for February 9. The production will play through March 9, 2014.
Set in 21st century Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with hints of 19th century Russia, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" is a riotous comedy with the Chekhovian set-up of a middle-aged Vanya and his stepsister, Sonia, who live together in their ancestral farmhouse, complete with a pond and a cherry orchard. Their normally quiet existence is thrown into upheaval by the surprise visit from their glamorous, movie-star sister, Masha, and her 20-something boyfriend, Spike, the unlikely prophecies of their cleaning lady and an all too important costume party.
The cast features (in alphabetical order) Mark Blum (Obie Award-winner for "Gus and Al"), Christine Ebersole (Tony Award for "Grey Gardens" and "42nd Street"), Shalita Grant (Tony nomination for "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"), David Hull ("Wicked" and "The Book of Mormon"), Kristine Nielsen (Tony nomination for "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike") and Liesel Allen Yaeger (reprising the role she played on Broadway).
Previews begin January 29, 2014. Opens February 9. Continues through March 9, 2014. Previews (January 29 -February 8): Wednesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Exceptions: No matinee performances on Saturday, February 1. Opens Sunday, February 9 at 7 p.m. Regular Performances (February 11 - March 9, 2014): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $20 - $70 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017. All performances play the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.