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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Broadway)

Members say: Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing
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This comedy by Christopher Durang, starring David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver, riffs on various plays by Anton Chekov.

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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.

 

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90
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

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.

100
Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you like laughing, thinking, and seeing one of the most entertaining plays of all time.

Don't see it if you hate joy.

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

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.

73
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if It was good, but also not so relatable.

Don't see it if Chekov plays haunt you.

90
Funny, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

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.

86
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Refreshing, Farcical

See it if You don't mind screwball farcical comedy, if you want to be entertained with Greek references, smart writing.

Don't see it if If you hate farce

75
Original, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Dated

See it if you want to see a good play about quirky families.

Don't see it if you want to see a moving play.

85
Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Fun

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.

85
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Hilarious

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

80
Funny, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

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.

81
Funny, Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You're a big fan of Christopher Durang's quirky comedies.

Don't see it if You are averse to anything too quirky.

99
Brilliant, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Entertaining

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.

80
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

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.

86
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

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

90
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like a good story with great references and characters that move a story along,

Don't see it if You don't like anything

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you love a great book and acting.

Don't see it if if you only like musicals.

86
Funny, Original, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious

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.

90
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained.

Don't see it if You don't love well crafted comedies.

70
Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you like chekov

Don't see it if you need linear...

93
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

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.

80
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you love the actors and cute plot

Don't see it if you hate drama

75
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Nice

See it if Cute show with a few plot twists. Great actors.

Don't see it if you don't like family drama.

64
Funny, Clever, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated

See it if you want to see bona fide stars try their best

Don't see it if you need a plot that is less silly and more realistic and grounded

85
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

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.

87
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like to see Kristin Nielson at her best

Don't see it if it was better off-broadway