The Hunter Theater Project presents its inaugural production, a staging of a new translation of Anton Chekhov’s classic drama, directed by Richard Nelson. More…
Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone.
See it if you want an intimate experience of Chekhov with mixed acting -- but an excellent Vanya.
Don't see it if you aren't okay about the inexplicable removal of one of the characters. As a Chekhov fanatic, I see Uncle Vanya as a near-perfect play.
See it if You want to see an intimate staging between actors and audience and a smart set design.
Don't see it if You're looking for emotional truth between the characters. There were 1 or 2 truthful moments, but in general there were no relationships.
See it if you like your Chekhov bloodless, lifeless, neutered. All this intellectualism and naturalism effectively kills the show. No truth here.
Don't see it if you want to see a play alive with passion and thrills. This attempt is too reverent by far & full of bad acting & lifeless direction.
See it if like me, you feel you should see a classic play like "Uncle Vanya". Great theater space and staging.
Don't see it if You want inspired acting and a flowing translation. Yes, Chekhov is depressing, but the actors were too - or just bored like I was.