VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Heads to B Street Theatre, 5/4-6/15
The B Street Theatre will present the Sacramento regional premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy, running May 4 -June 15, 2014.
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 boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Will Vanya and Sonia ever find happiness? Will Masha sell the Bucks County farmhouse out from under them? And will Spike ever put his pants on?
Christopher Durang is a widely produced contemporary American playwright. Most recently, he won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He has also received multiple Obies, among many other accolades. Durang is the recipient of the 2012 PEN Master American Dramatist Award and a 2013 inductee to the Theater Hall of Fame. Among his best known plays are Sister Mary Ignatius, Beyond Therapy, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Laughing Wild, Betty's Summer Vacation, and the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Miss Witherspoon.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang will be directed by Buck Busfield. Cast to be announced. The creative team includes: Scenic Designer: Samantha Reno; Lighting Design: Ron Madonia; and Stage Manager: Anthony Poston.
Showtimes: Tuesdays at 6:30pm; Wednesdays at 2 pm and 6:30 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 5 pm and 9 pm; Sundays at 2 pm. Previews: May 3 at 5 pm & May 4 at 2pm. Opens Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7 pm. All performances play the B Street Theatre Mainstage, 2711 B St., Sacramento. Tickets: $23-$35*, $5 Student Rush, $15* Preview tickets. Call (916) 443-5300 or visit www.bstreettheatre.org. *Please note this price includes a $5 Facility Fee.
B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company producing primarily new work for adults, families and children. The two-theatre playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series, B3 Series and Family Series, each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California's top professional theatres, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West Coast or regional premieres.
B Street Theatre was originally founded in 1986 for the purpose of bringing the excitement of live performance to children through the B Street Theatre School Tour. This educational outreach program serves over 200,000 students in Northern California annually.
Other B Street Theatre programs include the B Street Theatre Family Series and Family Series Student Matinees (for school field trips), the B3 Series, B Street Acting Conservatory and Studio for Young People, and the B Street Theatre Internship program for pre-professional/post-college training.
B Street Theatre has produced over 250 professional productions since 1986. The mission of B Street Theatre is to promote education and literacy, social interaction, and cultural enrichment by engaging children and adults in the highest quality theatre arts and playwriting.