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(6 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Fun, amusing tackling of vanya, but short on substance. not clear what the re-working they do adds to the play.

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New Saloon presents this kaleidoscopic adaptation of Anton Chekhov's
'Uncle Vanya.'

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Deconstructs chekhov's "uncle vanya" by having actors recite in succession different translations of same lines in play; arresting but not wholly successful

See it if almost a symphonic experience; makes u hear dialog in new ways & makes you pay attention 2 MINOR CHARACTERS otherwise overlooked

Don't see it if gimmicky; if u don't know play well, u may get lost; fundamental problem: straight play itself w/o deconstruction is more powerful

Funny, Intelligent, Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying

See it if You like experimental theater. This mashup of many translations of Uncle Vanya moves fast. Entertaining.

Don't see it if Was confusing until I realized what was going on. Several actors voicing the same character, switching characters. It’s hard to follow.

Critic Reviews (2)

June 22nd, 2016

"New Saloon peppers Chekhov's tragicomedy with postmodern strategies. Not each of its staging gimmicks works, but the production does, turning a play that has been an autumnal meditation on aging into a spring-green forum on youth's discontents. Steered by director Morgan Green, the largely excellent cast performs various translations simultaneously...Yet all this hullabaloo doesn't confuse the core drama...The essentials remain: wisdom, sweetness—and melancholy, too."
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June 20th, 2016

“It is endlessly fascinating. The production never becomes confusing, lifting the play up in startling new ways...Morgan Green’s direction is superb, her use of space causes the play to surround you and she has such a handle on the arc of what the company has created, effortlessly shifting the show from epic moments to quiet emotional ones...I was on the edge of my seat throughout. It’s a piece that must have took a huge amount of work to achieve and it has certainly paid off.”
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