This comedy by Christopher Durang, starring David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver, riffs on various plays by Anton Chekov. More…
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie star sister, Masha, swoops in with her hot young boyfriend, Spike, amid threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose presence irritates the imperious Masha.
See it if You are a Christopher Durang fan. And/or a fan of Chekhov. But if not already you will be. I loved it. VERY entertaining. Lots of laughs. .
Don't see it if I'd recommend it. Very funny.
See it if They had me from the first line. A terrific takeoff on Chekhov, with some very funny performances.
Don't see it if Some of the jokes might go over your head if you're not that familiar with the source material the play is spoofing.
See it if you’re game for a modern take on a Chekhovian classic / you like smart comedy
Don't see it if you don’t have a sense of humor / you don’t like wordy comedy
See it if enjoy a play with great characters, quite a bit of humor. Knowing Chekhov's work enhances the enjoyment of this play but not necessary.
Don't see it if you have no sense of humor.
See it if hilarious comedies performed by a first rate cast are what you live for! One of the best plays on Bway in years.
Don't see it if you don't like thoughtful comedies with a lot of social commentary.
See it if you like funny shows with great commentary & wit; bonus if you're a Chekhov fan (though you can know nothing about him & still enjoy this).
Don't see it if I know friends who didn't care for this show & said it didn't go deep enough or didn't say anything profound, but I thought it was enjoyable
See it if You love Chekhov and/or Durang. Cast was very strong too.
Don't see it if Characters read a bit melodramatic if you don't realize what their inspirations are.
See it if If you like Chekhov with lots of laughs.
Don't see it if If you were hoping for a bug production. This is a more intimate and tightly produced play. Really well done.
See it if You love hysterical poignant comedies. The performances are a masterclass in comedic timing.
Don't see it if You prefer dramas or edgier comedy.
See it if You want to see pure perfection. You love character shows. You want to see one of the best written plays of all times that is moving/funny
Don't see it if You only like musicals. You do not want to see an amazing show.
See it if You've come to laugh at Chekhov tropes, or just want to laugh. It's a smart, well-written show. You don't have to know Checkhov to have fun
Don't see it if You take your Chekov very seriously, or are not a fan of Durang, as this is classic Durang at work here.
See it if You're looking for an original, funny show about family dysfunction - look no further! Great characters. Acting. Story. Loved it all.
Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humour, you hate over-acting.