Drunkle Vanya
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Drunkle Vanya

Drunkle Vanya NYC Reviews and Tickets

(52 Ratings)
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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."

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Show-Score Member Reviews (52)

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180 Reviews | 44 Followers
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. Read more

91 Reviews | 17 Followers
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

56 Reviews | 58 Followers
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.

55 Reviews | 76 Followers
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.

122 Reviews | 23 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

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

89 Reviews | 21 Followers
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."

58 Reviews | 11 Followers
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.

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
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

Critic Reviews (11)

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 forth from their intense characterizations to the collaborative silliness with the audience...An exhilarating yet thoughtful event."
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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 the top shelf...There's nothing highbrow about this production. However, it will not only whet your whistle but will re-whet your appetite for Chekhov."
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Theater Pizzazz
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 greater testament to the excellence of these actors...'Drunkle Vanya' is inspired brilliance. It is adoringly irreverent, fabulously original and hands-down irresistible."
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Front Row Center
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 across the fourth wall. In their skilled hands, the co-existence of broad comedy and serious storytelling hovers securely on the brink of chaos to the audience’s delight.”
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March 1st, 2017

"This restaurant feels like a portal to Moscow with its extensive menu of infused vodkas, dim lighting, and an overly enthusiastic piano player who can be heard from their second floor...Perhaps because of the free-flowing alcohol or conversational tone and audience interactions, this 'Vanya' doesn’t deliver Chekhov’s signature cathartic wallop of despair. Elements of gallows humor are amped up and provide the momentum for this lost clan to carry on."
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February 8th, 2017

"What I was not prepared for was its sheer joy at relishing its own inventive and imaginative zest. Lori Wolter Hudson has masterfully made it so modern audiences can encounter poor old Uncle Vanya and his circumstances and feel no pain...None of the drinking games really enhance the poignant moments in Chekhov’s 'Uncle Vanya.' Oh well, we didn’t come to see his version of 'Uncle Vanya' but to be enraptured by a youthful 'drunkle' Vanya, and to have fun making fun of neurotic, horrible people."
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The Huffington Post
February 8th, 2017

"Awesomely funny (but not only funny) performance...Now I know how to enjoy live theater. Apparently it involves sprawling out on a comfortable couch, having unlimited amounts of vodka, pretty decent actors doing great Russian theater for (mostly, but not entirely) laughs (while listening to the guy on the piano bar downstairs the entire time)...It was crazy in (almost) only good ways, with lots of clever dialogue, enforced drinking and up-to-the-minute asides that (almost) all worked."
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Off Off Online
February 4th, 2017

"This 'Vanya' literally revels in upending notions of the traditional Chekhovian vie de château, spinning it on its own head by juxtaposing early 20th-century charms against the more modern quirks of early 21st-century life...Yes, it certainly looks and feels like Russia at first glance—but just as one settles in, things start to get interestingly subversive...A unique immersive experience, making for one thoroughly entertaining night out."
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