Rialto Chatter: Sigourney Weaver to Star in Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE?

Rialto Chatter: Sigourney Weaver to Star in Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE?

In a recent interview with Showbiz411, stage and screen star Sigourney Weaver revealed that she might soon be heading back to the stage in another Christopher Durang play at Lincoln Center. Weaver, who previously worked with Durang in 1996's SEX AND LONGING, would join the cast of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, opening November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. An official casting announcement has not yet been made.

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Weaver starred in James Cameron's critically acclaimed film and box office smash Avatar, which has already been nominated for four Golden Globe awards. Weaver's recent film credits include Infamous alongside Sandra Bullock, Vantage Point with Dennis Quaid and Forrest Whitaker, the animated feature Wall E, and the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy Baby Mama. Weaver can next be seen in the upcoming films You Again and Paul. Weaver was Tony-nominated for her performance in Hurlyburly. Additional stage credits include: Crazy Mary, Mrs. Farnsworth, Gemini, and Sex and Longing.

Christopher Durang’s plays include A History of the American Film (Tony nomination), Sister Mary Explains It For You All (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy, Baby With The Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award and Guild Hull Warriner Award), Sex and Longing (produced by LCT), Laughing Wild, Betty’s Summer Vacation (Obie Award), Miss Witherspoon (2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist) and, most recently Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them.

In VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE playwright Christopher Durang takes characters and themes from Chekhov, mixes them up and pour them into a blender; and the result is his latest play set in present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Vanya and his stepsister Sonia have lived their entire lives in their family’s farmhouse. While they stayed home to take care of their ailing parents, their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia to feel trapped and regretful. Their soothsayer/cleaning woman Cassandra keeps warning them about terrible things in the future, which include a sudden visit from Masha and her twenty-something boy toy Spike.

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