Uncle Vanya (Home Studios Inc.)
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Uncle Vanya (Home Studios Inc.)

Uncle Vanya (Home Studios Inc.) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(25 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Riveting

About the Show

Jack Serio's new intimate production of Anton Chekhov’s tragic comedy.

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Member Reviews (25)

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414 Reviews | 231 Followers
Must see, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if An essential drama perf by the best cast in town on an intimate stage @times lit only by1candle.If you sit in the front u feel like ur in *

Don't see it if The price; great art should be for everyone & not for the privileged few. Anton Chekhov would agree on that. Read more

112 Reviews | 59 Followers
Must see, Riveting, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if an exquisite production featuring universally great performances from a terrific company. We loved the intimacy of the production.

Don't see it if if you don't like up close performances or classic plays

234 Reviews | 18 Followers
Intimate setting, Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Great performances in a small intimate setting of this great play

Don't see it if you can't get a ticket try the standby line Read more

132 Reviews | 25 Followers
Increasingly engrossing

See it if you’re up for an intimate peek into life’s disillusionments. How did Chekhov make such specifically Russian characters so universal? Magic.

Don't see it if you crave traditional proscenium theatre. In the end, the distractions of the loft setting, like loud train noises outside and sirens…. Read more

75 Reviews | 21 Followers
Intelligent, Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you’d like to see a classic play featuring an amazing cast. Intimate staging. Unparalleled performance.

Don't see it if you don’t like classic plays or hyper-intimate productions. Read more

90 Reviews | 28 Followers
Overrated, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you heard about it and have to see it for the cachet

Don't see it if you’d struggle with poor vocal projection across a noisy space or you want good value for the money Read more

58 Reviews | 13 Followers
Great acting, Profound, Slow, Riveting, Resonant

See it if Marin Ireland and Will Brill make this production. Utterly riveting scene work.

Don't see it if Cromer's Vanya is a disappointment, and the staging is not totally coherent.

711 Reviews | 309 Followers
The aching heart of thwarted ambition & hopes, Makes you understand why serious actors, Want to perform in chekhov's masterpiece

See it if beautiful acting in intimate setting & lucid new translation bring this masterpiece alive; Will Brill revelatory Astrov/doctor

Don't see it if unbalanced production: Cromer not compelling enuf Vanya 2 do battle w Astrov; sight lines tough from some seats Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

The Wall Street Journal
August 17th, 2023

“The intimacy of the setting, with the audience close to the action, which takes place on minimal sets by Walt Spangler, certainly enhances the feeling that we are seeing these familiar characters with new eyes. But it is the director and his cast who are responsible for the production’s arresting freshness.”
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The Observer
August 17th, 2023

“What’s gained by staging Chekhov in the round, with actors just feet away, sometimes lit only by a candle? It’s what you’d expect: a wonderfully intense experience of the text...For those truly in love with the form, it isn’t enough that regular venues reopened; we need to share these great actors’ air, witness their close-up magic.”
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August 16th, 2023

“We may not see the actors’ faces perfectly, but when the physical and vocal performances are this good, you don’t need to...Theatergoers looking for an unforgettable up-close theatrical experience won’t be disappointed, even when experiencing this story of overwhelming disillusionment.”
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Off Off Online
August 17th, 2023

"If this Vanya isn’t quite as moving or devastating as it should be, it is because Vanya himself feels marginalized, almost absent, in the production, a result of Serio’s direction and Cromer’s perhaps too restrained performance."
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New Yorker
July 31st, 2023
For a previous production

“Just ninety people a night can squeeze into this loft production of ‘Uncle Vanya,’ which seems familiar almost before you see it...The director Jack Serio is inventive, but several actors need more time...Serio does his best work when voices are low, and he, Ireland, and Brill collaborate on a breath-stealing candlelit scene, which nearly undoes the plot itself to let its two star-crossed hearts fall in love.”
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