Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Vanya and Sonia (named after Chekhovian characters by their theatre-loving, academic parents) have lived their entire lives in the family’s farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
While they stayed home to take care of their ailing parents, their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as an oft-married successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia to feel trapped and resentful at home. Meanwhile, the soothsayer/cleaning woman, Cassandra, warns them of terrible events to happen in the near future — events which do come true. Masha sweeps in with her good-looking toyboy, Spike. She is planning to sell the house, for which she no longer intends to pay the upkeep.
Then Nina, the niece of a neighbour, is drawn into the circle, the Chekhovian cast is complete. A nearby costume party and Vanya’s attempt at having his long-withheld avant-garde play performed before his siblings crown a weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Helena Sievi, Jim Carson, Andrea Manuela Rüttimann, Sayora Sadikova
Dana Ryffel, Christina Whiting, Karen Siber, nne Jiricny
Members of the Club
Tiina Palojärvi, Andreas Stahl
Bruce Gailey, Nilesh Ghaisas, Arseniy Klimovskiy, Asia Szczeszek
Dana Ryffel, the Cast
Mary Seidler, Karen Siber, Make-up Crew
Hair and Make-up
Hair and Make-up Crew
Chris Eusebio-Ellis, Maureen Grimm, Ulyana Lessani
Susan DePaul, Beat Lanz, Joanna Martinho, Oliver Pont, Deborah Somers
Alan Bridgman, Joan Bridgman, Irene Lautenbach
Mike Peggs, Hans Schmid
Layout & Printing
Schneider Druck AG, 8032 Zürich
Ciaran Corsar, Members of the Club
Front of House
Valery Niggli, Members of the Club