Deliriously funny! The theater erupts in booming gusts of laughter that practically shake the seats!” —The New York Times
“Hugely entertaining! Few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang as mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly.” —USA Today
Vanya, Masha and Sonia were named after Chekhov characters by their college professor parents. And the play takes Chekhovian characters and themes, mixes them up and puts them in a blender.
The play is set in the present day in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in a farm house Vanya and his step-sister Sonia have lived in all their lives. They jointly took care of their ailing, doddering parents for many years while their movie star sister Masha was gallivanting around the world, having a life.
Their peace comes to a screeching halt when their movie star sister, Masha, returns unannounced with her twenty something boy toy, Spike….and a weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is the winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and winner of the Outer Circle Critics Award, the Drama League Award for Best Production of a Play, the Drama Desk Award for Best Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best Production, and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years.