VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (Comedy)
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Ted Compton
Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, January 17 & 18, 2022; 2 men; 4 woman
Vanya: 50s, lives in Bucks County with Sonia, his adopted sister; resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.
Spike: 29, Masha’s new companion; an aspiring actor who’s very attractive but self-absorbed.
Sonia: early 50s, lives in Bucks County with Vanya; discontent, upset, regretful.
Masha: 50s, Vanya and Sonia’s sister; a B-list movie actress who gallivants around the world.
Nina: 20s, niece of Vanya and Sonia’s neighbors; an energetic and sincere would-be actress who is starstruck by Masha
Cassandra: Vanya and Sonia’s odd housekeeper; a soothsayer who often makes ominous predictions.
Performance Dates: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, March 11, 12, 18 &19, 2022 and Sundays at 2:30, March 13 & 20, 2022
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia 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.