Photo Flash: The Hunter Theater Project Presents UNCLE VANYA

The Hunter Theater Project at Hunter College (Hunter College President, Jennifer J. Raab) will officially open the New York premiere of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, directed by Richard Nelson, on Sunday, September 16 at the Frederick Loewe Theater (E. 68th Street between Lexington and Park Ave). Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, this production marks the first time renowned Russian literature translators Pevear and Volokhonsky have had a work premiere in New York City, following its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego earlier this year. UNCLE VANYA began performances on Friday, September 7 and runs through Sunday, October 14.

The complete cast of UNCLE VANYA features Celeste Arias (Eléna), Alice Cannon (Márya), Jon DeVries (Alexánder), Kate Kearney-Patch (Marína), Jesse Pennington (Mikhaíl), Jay O. Sanders (Vanya), and Yvonne Woods (Sonya).

Student tickets are available now for $15 with a valid student ID and single tickets are available for $37. Tickets can be accessed online at and at the Hunter College Box Office at the Kaye Theater. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Hunter Theater Project is a new theater venture connecting professional theater productions with Hunter College's students and faculty. Under the leadership of Gregory Mosher, Chair of the Hunter Theatre Department, the Hunter Theater Project supports Hunter's teaching, learning, and research mission by giving dramatic expression to subjects across the curriculum, as well as providing a new opportunity to New Yorkers to access professional, affordable theatrical productions.

The creative team includes Jason Ardizzone-West (scenic design), Susan Hilferty and Mark Koss (costume design), Jennifer Tipton (lighting), and Will Pickens (sound design).

This translation of UNCLE VANYA by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky was commissioned by and first produced at The Old Globe, Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director and Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director, with generous support from the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre.

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

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