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Immersive DRUNKLE VANYA Extends Again at Russian Samovar

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"Drunkle Vanya," Three Day Hangover's refreshing adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," is extending again at Russian Samovar, 256 West 52nd Street, now through Saturday April 15.

The immersive production in which characters from the play coax the audience into participating in numerous drinking games, started its initial eight-week run at the Russian Samovar's decadently appointed Tolstoy's Lounge on November 10. Extended 8 weeks through March 4, the production is now scheduled through Tax Day 2017.

Adapted and directed by Lori Wolter Hudson, and produced by Three Day Hangover, with Roman Gambourg, Darren Sussman, and Misha von Shats, "Drunkle Vanya" tells the juicy story of a country visit that doesn't go well at all. In this deeply empathetic adaptation of the groundbreaking naturalist play, Chekhov's story and language are jiggered with modern references and a series of ridiculous drinking games involving the audience.

The show's intrepid troupe of six thespian imbibers includes Joel Rainwater as Vanya; Amanda Sykes as Yelena; Christopher Tocco as Astrov; Leah Walsh as Sonya; Sean Tarrant as The Professor, and Josh Sauerman as Waffles.

Caitlin Cisek designed the costumes. The production stage manager is Brooke Bell.

Three Day Hangover, which produces fresh, unexpected, immersive, joyful productions of classic plays in unique locations, is also guilty of bringing us the current toast of the town "Drunk Shakespeare" (co-created with Meme Juice Productions). Three Day Hangover's producing team consists of Beth Gardiner, David Hudson and Lori Wolter Hudson.

"Drunkle Vanya," in the Russian Samovar's decadently appointed Tolstoy's Lounge performs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, all at 7:30pm through March 4. (No performance on Thur Feb 16.)

Customize your experience by choosing your class -- Imperial Family (open bar, fine food); Aristocracy (infused vodka, fine food); Bourgeoisie (shot and a nibble), or Proletariat (you get a shot). Tickets, which range from $29 to $149 can be purchased by phone at 866-811-4111, or online at www.drunklevanya.com Running time: 1:45 minutes, including intermission.


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