VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Kate Fishman
Produced by Holly Kowalenko
WHEN: Sunday June 5 at 7:00 pm and Monday June 6 at 7:00
WHERE: Somerset Valley Playhouse - 689 Amwell Rd, Hillsborough, NJ.
PERFORMANCE DATES: October 21 - November 6, 2016
A screwball comedy of a crazy family lights up the stage when a sassy washed-up movie actress and her new dimwit boy-toy pay a surprise visit to the rustic family home to the utter astonishment of her wryly witty brother and dumpy frumpy sister. Into the manic mix, toss in a drop-dead gorgeous neighbor craving artistic limelight, an excitable housekeeper with a voodoo doll, and a SNOW WHITE costume party.
Director Kate Fishman is seeking to fill the following roles:
- Vanya 50s/60s. Patient, understanding, just wants to get through the day with as little stress as possible.
- Sonia 50s Very Eeyore-like. Feels put upon, bit of a martyr. Vanya's sister. Should be able to do a reasonable Maggie Smith imitation.
- Cassandra Any age. Housekeeper. Strong belief in her psychic abilities. Like the mythical Cassandra, all her premonitions are dire warnings.
- Masha 40s. Film star. Glamorous with diva personality with honest vulnerability. Sister to Vanya and Sonia.
- Spike 20s; Masha's boy toy. Brash, provocative, self-indulgent with a tendency to be dimwitted.
- Nina 20s; Vanya's next door neighbor. Whimsical, kind, but wise in her fashion.
Special note for auditioners: Actors need not be these ages, but they should appear to be. Ethnicity not important.