BWW Reviews: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Check Off a Hit
(9/17/2014) - Acclaimed American playwright Christopher Durang is well known for his absurd and often outrageous humor, and his VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, winner of a Tony Award in 2013 for Best Play, is no exception. An engaging farce with a somewhat surprising degree of sentiment at its core, this darkish comedy sends up the classic work of Anton Chekhov while also countering it with a kind of cock-eyed optimism. This Trustus Theatre's production, in the capable hands of director Jim O'Connor and well-modulated cast, just completed its first week's run and happily will be playing for another two weeks. There are plenty of in-jokes for theatre majors and the cognoscenti, but the uninitiated can also enjoy the modern comedy and unexpected charm that infuses Durang's take on a very idiosyncratic family whose caricatured members are yet familiar to us.
The Trustus Theatre Opens 30th Season With 'VANYA AND SONIA' Tonight
(9/12/2014) - Trustus Theatre begins their 30th Anniversary Season with Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This show was one of the most successful comedies on Broadway last season, and now this Tony award-winning script finds a home on the Thigpen Main Stage this fall. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opens tonight September 12th at 8:00pm, and runs through September 27, 2014.
Trustus Theatre to Offer Talk-Backs Throughout 30th Anniversary Season
(9/10/2014) - Trustus Theatre is kicking off its thirtieth anniversary season with Christopher Durang's hilarious "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. The show runs through September 27th, with the first audience talk-back of the season following the matinee on September 21st.
Columbia Children's Theatre's 10th Season Opens with HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, 9/19-28
(9/10/2014) - Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT), the Midlands' only professional theatre for families and young audiences will present How I Became a Pirate, September 19-28. Show times are Friday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. There will be a special "adults only" Late Night Date Night performance at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26. All shows are held at Columbia Children's Theatre on the 2nd level of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. Tickets are $10.00 for children three years of age through adult. The 7:00 p.m. performances on Saturday evenings will have a special ticket price of $5.00 for everyone. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com. For more information contact CCT at (803) 691-4548. CCT's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored by The Little Gym of Columbia and Lexington.