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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

From 32 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Delightful

About the show

Gallery Players presents Christopher Durang's 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy. More…

From the show:

This winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play is the story of middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, PA where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

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Member Reviews (32)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Delightful
80
Avg Score

76
Too long, Strong acting, Dated, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love Chekhov; you'll enjoy clever send-up of his plots/themes/chars/style. Strg acting/staging. Funny. Gd set/costumes. Cute theater.

Don't see it if you want relevant work. In 8 yrs, VSMS has aged badly. Vanya's "gr 1960-70s" rant=white male privilege. Ea generatn is nostalgic. Drags/sags

Also I had never seen the comedy and was excited to do so. Gallery has done... Read more Read less

78
Well acted & staged, Clever, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Gallery's production of Durang's witty, literate often poignant homage is top-notch Zany ensemble (Evans & Barela standout) shine throughout

Don't see it if Less frenetic 2nd act as Durang's "mock" Chehkovian monologues take centerstage & Rowan dials down comedic antics for a touching eloquence

90
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great acting esp.Jon Krupp and Dawn Evans. Gallery always a welcoming staff. Best set ever at Gallery..Dramas now drawing as well as musical

Don't see it if you live in California. ................. NO REASON TO MISS THIS but some might not be happy with a two plus hour show

83
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you would like a humorous play that is based on Chekhov - here with a good, hard-working cast with good costumes and lighting on one set.

Don't see it if you have any aversion to an off-the-walls, satirical comedy for two hours - I tired of it a bit.

79
Ambitious, Slow, Clever script, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You love Chekhov or love silly character driven satire. Really clever & fun!

Don't see it if Uneven performances are disconcerting. This over the top farce inspires some of the performers considerably more than others.

76
Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a cute, fun, and light production with a side of quirk.

Don't see it if you prefer dark, brooding shows.

75
Entertaining, High powered community theatre, Absurd chekovian realism, Quirky, Dependably durang

See it if need a taste of Durang, can laugh at our Chekovian ridiculousness, find life in the details of waiting, like Gallery Players

Don't see it if dislike Durang or Chekov, will only see a "professional" production, need 2 pay a lot 4 ticket 2 prove worth 2 yourself, wont go 2 Brooklyn

85
Great acting, Delightful, Intelligent, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you want an intelligent comedy that is creative and unique. Very enjoyable!

Don't see it if you don't want to come to Brooklyn.

90
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Hilarious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a good laugh. And a bad laugh. You love family dramas. You are also named after Chekov characters.

Don't see it if Laughing hurts your mouth too much.

68
Disappointing, Ambitious, Dated, Slow, Good staging

See it if you are a fan of Chekhov or Chekhov references. It may also help to understand if you're familiar with old TV shows from 50s-70s.

Don't see it if you dislike uneven performances or dated, whiny characters.

76
Funny

See it if amusing and satirical, this play is a joy to watch. The cast is talented and funny.Dawn Evans was great as Sonia.Bravo!

Don't see it if go see it, you will enjoy it!

88
Gallery does it again, Hysterically funny, Great cast, costumes & set, Delightful satire

See it if You like Chekhov & humor & fine acting & laughing at yourself & the world. What complete fun.

Don't see it if You never grew a funny bone or dislike comedy (for whatever reason). Otherwise, see this!

Also Everyone in this cast is fabulous, particularly Jon Krupp (Vanya) & Da... Read more Read less

81
Slow in the beginning, Masterful, Banal, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Play about love, devotion, desire, desperation and hope in the end of tunnel. Perfect cast. Funny and sad situations help relatives to start

Don't see it if appreciate each other more. Lovely Spike full of energy, little narcissistic but still lovable. Play needs a little cut.

Also It's not a Checkov's play, just several mentioning about him -siblings... Read more Read less

77
Quirky, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like mash ups and plays that build on Chekov. enjoy comic takes on misery and dread. Enjoy a play that comes together well.

Don't see it if Mnd some slow spots and things being a bit over the top. Might be confusing for non Chekov fans.

Also I'm familiar with Uncle Vanya and The Seagull, but i think this also d... Read more Read less

83
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Zany and off the wall story based on a Chekhov play set in modern times. Very funny and entertaining as well. The actors were all very good

Don't see it if You prefer a more serious subject matter. If you enjoyed life sucks, and stupid f'ing bird this is just for you

Also The play ran approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. I did feel it could... Read more Read less

84
Dated, Funny, Great acting

See it if into musings about Chekhov's work and boomer privilege, wonderfully executed

Don't see it if sensitive to somewhat dated elements, though at no point did I want to be anywhere but watching this fun play.

70
Cliched, Well staged, Nice set, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You relate to cranky boomers, and Chekhov references. The 2013 BWay production hid some of the scripts weaknesses which are exposed here.

Don't see it if You have no patience for Boomer angst. Some of the stereotypes are squirm worthy. Acting generally pretty good.

77
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Once again a professional show by the gallery players

Don't see it if It is hard to get to Brooklyn

80
Slow, Quirky, Funny

See it if You enjoy an absurdist comedy based around the relationship of three siblings.

Don't see it if You want to see something serious or don’t appreciate absurdism.

Also There was no sour apple in this bunch of performers, and the young man... Read more Read less

79
Chekhov mashup, Cliched, Slow, Entertaining, Clever

See it if U get broad comedy w/a rib poke to Chekhov & Greek myth. U get the jokes w/out know'g either. Then it's young vs middle age & regret.

Don't see it if U can't do stairs. U don't find humor in siblings with age old axes to grind & piles of missed chances. They can be whiny. It won the Tony.

84
Good acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a well-staged, well-acted, entertaining play.

Don't see it if you have an internet related attention span and like plays that get to the point within five minutes of the curtain going up.

86
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy smart comedy, Chekhov, laughing at life, and/or strong performances. Strong, entertaining play, well acted (and I saw it on Bway).

Don't see it if the only reason not to see it is if this type of comedy isn't your speed. Otherwise take advantage of the opportunity!

100
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if if you love the great gallery players work - great cast

Don't see it if if you don't like comedy with a touch of social commentary

81
Well-acted, peculiar, intriguing production that takes a while to cohere

See it if You like Durang, theater references, and the absurd, and you have patience

Don't see it if You want a play that gets to its point promptly

70
Quirky, Funny, Great script

See it if you like Christopher Durang. Decent if uneven production of a great script. The direction has gone a bit awry, could have been better.

Don't see it if you don't care for sharp, intelligent writing, have no knowledge of Chekov plays or prefer not to see cute boys in their underpants. haha


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