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Drunkle Vanya

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious
3 reviews
31 reviews

Three Day Hangover presents a boozy, irreverent, and tragic take on Chekhov’s classic play "Uncle Vanya."
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Staged in the recently opened Tolstoy’s Lounge on the upper level of Russian Samovar, this immersive production allows you to customize your experience by choosing your ticket "class." Dine like the imperial family at the Tsar's table where you'll enjoy a feast of fine foods, an open bar, and exclusive VIP seating. Join the aristocracy or bourgeoisie and see how the other half lives. Or save your rubles and hang with the working class and peasants by the bar.

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Reviews (34)

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for a previous production "Whether you are a theater enthusiast, wholly familiar with Chekhov's plays, or encountering his work for the first time, you will enjoy a night with ‘Drunkle Vanya'…A great deal of credit must be given to the cast of 'Drunkle Vanya' as they strike the right tenor between fine performances of Chekhov's prose while effectively satirizing some of the plot's elements…Even with humorous interludes Chekhov's drama is wholly intact, a powerful human experience." Full Review

Theater In The Now

for a previous production "Enthusiasts should know that this not your average Chekhov. But when you get hints of the original scattered throughout the dialogue, it makes the evening worthwhile...The young company of six took the Chekhov family and brought high energy and hilarity to the usually heavy drama…Three Day Hangover did the unthinkable and made Chekhov bearable and cool. The incorporation of every adult's favorite dirty game was a clever idea that kept the audience engaged." Full Review

Letters from the Mezzanine

for a previous production "Three Day Hangover knocks it out of the park (or bar) once again with 'Drunkle Vanya.' Family dramas are one of my favorites, and 'Vanya' certainly delivers…The best part of ‘Drunkle Vanya,’ as with many Three Day Hangover productions, is the actual play itself. Lori Wolter Hudson does an impeccable job of adapting 'Vanya' while also maintaining the dramatic heart of the piece. Her direction is just as strong, as the actors create interesting and varied pictures." Full Review

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Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy non-traditional takes on the classics. You want a fun night out. You enjoy immersive staging.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional version of Uncle Vanya. You hate drinking games. You don't like immersive productions.

Also While the show has "Drunk" as part of its title, it can be enjoyed w/ ... Read more Read less

Clever, Raunchy, Resonant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you are familiar with Uncle Vanya and want to see a fresh take on the material; you enjoy raunchy humor

Don't see it if you only enjoy standard, linear works; you cannot stand audience participation

Funny, Clever, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You like Chekhov and/or drinking. :)

Don't see it if You find Chekhov deadly boring, or don't want a small, immersive show w some audience participation.


See it if you like interactive theater or you were a huge fan of Drunk Shakespeare and want something similar.

Don't see it if there's anything you didn't like about Drunk Shakespeare. To me, this is just a less successful version of that.

Also Not to take anything away from the acting - I feel like that was good,... Read more Read less

Funny, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Great staging

See it if You like new takes on classic Russian novels. Includes games and drinking.

Don't see it if You like your classics as you read them

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like very modernized versions of old classics, complete with modern references, and in this case, a little cards against humanity!

Don't see it if You don't like audience participation, rowdy/ boisterous theater, theater in the round with the actors right in front/ walking right by you.

Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if you want a unique experience full of profanity, booze, ample interaction, and the required chugging of cheap white-girl drinks.

Don't see it if you don't approve of alcohol, don't like parties, don't like fun, are determined that Chekhov must be stuffy, or are a boring individual.

Also I've never liked Chekhov. This show fixed that. This show also made me... Read more Read less

Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Interactive audience/cast really fun

See it if you like to eat and drink while being entertained. Being part of the show in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you want to just sit and watch and not interact.

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Chekhov plays and Russian melodrama generally, parodies, drinking alcohol or humor about drinking even if you don't drink alcohol

Don't see it if you are offended or displeased by modern parody of a Russian classic, raunchy actions or jokes, or audience drinking participation and games

Absorbing, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy a fun time and a hilarious new take on a new classic

Don't see it if You want purely serious theatre, or hate Cards Against Humanity

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You're a Chekhov fan, or if you love to participate in the show! It's a delightful night of booze, Vanya and Cards Against Humanity.

Don't see it if You don't drink, or if you've find base humor offensive. It's not for the faint of heart, but it's a wonderful show, skillfully performed.

Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Looking for a fun night, while not so concerned with the quality of the show itself. Or if you're a fan of Drunk Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You're looking for classic Chekhov or don't like interacting with a show.

Also I loved Drunk Shakespeare, and while Drunkle Vanya is set up similarly... Read more Read less

Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you don't mind profanity, like interactive shows, liked Drunk Shakespeare

Don't see it if you get offended easily, don't like or understand Cards Against Humanity

Funny, Delightful, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of Drunk Shakespeare; you find Chekhov valuable, but overserious and rather interesting; you want vodka with your bleak plays.

Don't see it if You don't like cursing and drinking, or if you're looking for a straight translation of Chekhov.

Also Great value for a night out! If you don't like the playwright (or the ... Read more Read less

Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining, Interactive fun

See it if Enjoy Russian vodka, bar scenes, theater All wrapped up in a lounge.Story line was OK but atmosphere, being part of the show was pure fun.

Don't see it if You're expecting typical theater.this is cozy lounge with comfy seating, drinks, food with actors at your feet.Interactive

Clever, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you are familiar with Chekhov and want to eat good food with drink in a casual setting

Don't see it if you are looking for traditional theater and dislike audience participation

Clever, Hilarious, Just super fun

See it if You like Cards Against Humanity, modern parodies of classic plays and chanting while ppl drink. This was so much fun. I want to go again.

Don't see it if You don't like frivolity, audience participation, raucous laughter or reckless drinking. Good times, folks.

Disappointing, Slow, Fluffy

See it if You just want to get together with friends and have some drinks and not care about any performance.

Don't see it if You intend on seeing something of a play other than just people running around and drinking.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like famiky games, even if disfunctional. Enjoy meeting new people. Can relax and just gon with the flow for 90 minutes. Drink.

Don't see it if Hate people. Don't like to laugh. Don't like games. Can't have fun for 90 minutes. Don't appreciate good Off Bway acting. Don't toast!

Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Must see, Quirky

See it if You're looking for a fun night with booze and a play. A loose adaptation and a "cards against humanity" type of humor does it for you.

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious adaptation of the play. You can't stand raunchy humor, and you don't think theater belongs in a bar.

Thought-provoking, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if You like to drink or eat Russian food or if you love playing cards against humanity

Don't see it if You want to avoid 2 item / $15 min venues or if you prefer a traditional show ...

Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You want a new, innovative take on Chekhov

Don't see it if You're expecting the same level of Drunk Shakespeare.

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like to laugh, to be present, and audience interaction.

Don't see it if don't enjoy Cards Against Humanity.

Funny, Quirky, Drink-worthy

See it if You enjoy a party and audience participation where you are sitting in the play and may be encouraged to CHUG!

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional play with big sets or a musical.

Funny, Clever, Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You like interactive theater in an unconventional setting.

Don't see it if want a classic theater show

Also Very cute and recommended. My only suggestion is that the story line i... Read more Read less