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Drunkle Vanya

From 52 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great acting

About the show

Three Day Hangover presents a boozy, irreverent, and tragic take on Chekhov’s classic play "Uncle Vanya." More…

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.


Member Reviews (52)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great acting
81
Avg Score

80
Hilarious, Fluffy, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

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

82
Entertaining, Funny, Silly, Banal, Inebriated

See it if you think putting Uncle Vanya in a blender with Cards Against Humanity = a fun night out with friends. Audience participation encouraged.

Don't see it if you're in AA. Or need to be. The vodka flows freely, as does the Smirnoff's, the Michelob (no idea), etc. etc.

80
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

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

85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky

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

81
Delightful, Raunchy, Funny, 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

60
Funny

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

50
Slow, Insipid, Overrated, Banal, Cliched

See it if you want to see another production from the creators of Drunk Shakespeare, this time with Leo Tolstoy's Unkle Vanya, one of the most boring

Don't see it if you don't like interactive theater.

Also It was a disappointment compared to "Drunk Shakespeare". The story was... Read more Read less

94
Hilarious, Indulgent, Quirky, Refreshing, Clever

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

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, 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.

73
Clever, Fluffy, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

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

89
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

87
Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if Like clever, entertaining, immersive theater - with an improvisational twist, where the audience is "safe" in an intimate environment.

Don't see it if You only like Chekhov done "straight."

80
Entertaining, Hilarious, Resonant, Raunchy, Clever

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

94
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

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

76
Wacky, Unconventional, Spirited

See it if to experience chamber type entertainment infused with vodka, like to experience something offbeat and are of younger generation

Don't see it if you expect traditional play, dont like participatory performances, are not young at heart. open to new wacky encounter

64
Entertaining, Interactive, Funny

See it if ..you like Cards Against Humanity ..you like drinking games ..you want to eat, drink and see a show at the same time

Don't see it if ..you want to see Chekhov ..don't like to be destructed by the music from the restaurant downstairs

78
Clever, Funny, 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.

90
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.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You enjoy seeing fun interpretations of Russian classics with a side of vodka infusions.

Don't see it if You don't like interpretations of the classics. Or if you don't drink.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

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

87
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny

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.

90
Absorbing, Hilarious, Quirky

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

84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Delightful

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.

80
Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, 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

65
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.


February 4th, 2017
"Sensitive acting mixed with superior displays of improv and hilarious audience participation make 'Drunkle Vanya' an immersive delight...Improbably and cleverly, Chekhov’s tone and intentions survive the mayhem. This is chiefly due to the superb work of the ensemble who rapidly shift back and fo...
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March 2nd, 2017
"Adapter and director, Lori Wolfer Hudson, has (re)created Anton Chekhov’s 'Uncle Vanya' in an unforgettably fresh, riotous, immersive production...Marvelously off-the-wall, this streamlined version of the play is true to the plot. Given that Chekhov’s stories are character-driven, there is no gr...
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February 3rd, 2017
"What keeps the show afloat are its thespian tipplers. The free-wheeling six-member troupe ingeniously capture the Chekhovian mood of doom and gloom and infuse it into the motley characters...Its artists never over-reach themselves, except perhaps when they reach for a bottle of Smirnoff Ice on t...
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February 7th, 2017
“A performance that is both hilarious and touching. The text is presented irreverently, with modern references peppered throughout, and yet the expertly delivered one-liners and physical comedy do not derail the serious work...Throughout, this committed, talented ensemble breeze back and forth ac...
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