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VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens Tonight at The Engeman

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Performances begin tonight, January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through March 8, 2015.

Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home in Bucks County, PA, while their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret and the sudden possibility of escape. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, this play by award winning playwright Christopher Durang was called "Deliriously Funny" by The New York Times.

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is directed and produced by Richard T. Dolce, the Engeman Theater's Producing Artistic Director.

The Design Team is JONATHAN COLLINS (Scenic Design), TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Design), KATE ASHTON (Lighting Design), LAURA FREY (Sound Design), and JOY DEWEY/HOLLY BUCZEK (Casting Director).

The cast of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE features:

MARY SEAN YOUNG (Masha) Best known for her work in iconic movies such as: Bladerunner, Dune, Stripes, Wall Street, No Way Out, A Kiss Before Dying, Fatal Instinct and Ace Ventura. She has many film television and stage credits to her name including Starlight with Toni Tenille and Hinton Battle at the Wilshire Theatre in Los Angeles.

KEVIN PARISEAU (Vanya) Broadway/Off-Broadway: Show Boat (in concert with the NY Philharmonic), Legally Blonde the Musical, The Explorers Club, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. Film/TV: Boardwalk Empire (series finale), Tower Heist, Morning Glory. Regional: Nerds (Philadelphia Theater Company), It's a Wonderful Life (Bucks County Playhouse), 1776 (Paper Mill Playhouse), and Santa in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Grand Ole Opry).

LAURIE DAWN (Sonia) Off-Broadway: Strictly Personal. Regional highlights: Last Of The Red Hot Lovers (New Harmony); Good People (Public Theatre); Always... Patsy Cline (Ivoryton Playhouse - Broadway World Nomination); Faith Healer (Riverside Theatre - Broadway World nomination) and several productions of Steel Magnolias. Television: Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: Svu and Broad City. Film: The Adjustment Bureau, Revolutionary Road and 8:46: A 9/11 Tribute Film.

STEPHEN MARK LUKAS (Spike) Broadway: The Book of Mormon, National Tour: Little Women: The Musical (Laurie). Regional: Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (Goodspeed) Curly in Oklahoma!, Cable in South Pacific, George Musgrove in Little Me, Link Larkin in Hairspray, Marius in Les Miserables and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella starring Leslie Uggams. Television: Gossip Girl.

ISABEL SANTIAGO (Cassandra) Off-Broadway: Giant (Petra). First National Tour: In The Heights (Daniela). Regional: Giant, Little Shop Of Horrors (Audrey), Vanya, Sonia, Masha, Spike (Cassandra), Show Boat (Julie), West Side Story (Maria), And Guys And Dolls (Sarah Brown). Select New York Credits: If/Then (Cathy),

Bizet's Carmen(Micaela). National TV: A Gifted Man, So You Think You Can Dance, Lopez Tonight.

MEGAN YELANEY (Nina) Regional: Godspell (Totem Pole), VSMS (Flat Rock), Memphis and Chasing the Song workshop (La Jolla), Jo in Little Women opposite Donna McKechnie, Beehive and Hair (TheatreZone-Florida).

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $59 and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at EngemanTheater.com, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.


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