Saturday, January 12, 2019

FREE READING OF NJ “TAKE” ON “UNCLE VANYA” IN NUTLEY ON SUNDAY

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In this modern version of the Chekhov comic play set at the Jersey shore two years after Hurricane Sandy, Vanya and his niece, Sonya, run the B & B that his sister & her mother Faith built for the family as a means of income and a place for rest. Faith’s husband, Professor Alexander, is staying at the B & B with his second (and much younger) wife Helena. Sparks fly when Vanya and his best friend, Dr. Mike, find themselves equally infatuated with the nubile Helena. Their actions and words are carefully observed by Nanita, the geographically unplaceable maid, and Pocky, the B & B’s handyman who is much smarter than everyone thinks. Often played as a heavy-handed tragic piece, Chekhov intended it to be a comedy. This version emphasizes the absurdity of human behavior.

This play contains strong language and adult situations, and is for mature audiences.

For information about this or other productions, call 973-667-0374.