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  Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Citadel Theatre Company

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Citadel Theatre Company
300 South Waukegan Road Lake Forest

The Tony Award winner for Best Play of 2013, Christopher Durang's hit Broadway satire Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike skewers the classic dramas of Anton Chekhov through an absurdist tale of family dysfunction -- but you don't have to be a student of Russian literature to appreciate this zany farce. Siblings Vanya and Sonia live a quiet life in the Bucks County farmhouse where they grew up. But when their movie star sister Masha returns home unannounced with Spike, her 20-something boy toy, an unforgettable weekend ensues. See this tale of sibling rivalry, regret and raucousness in this hilarious production at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest.

Thru - May 28, 2017

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 847-735-8554

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Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...The tech side, as always, at Citadel, is near-perfection. Director Mark E. Lococo knows how to use the stage and part of the audience section to make sure the flow of the play works well for the audience and Stage Manager Samantha Tink makes sure that the scenes flow quickly and with no noise. The lighting (Emma Magrady) and sound (Bob Boxer) work to perfection and Ales Weinzieri’s costumes are very fitting. The props assemble by Jamie Karas add to the realism of the production. All in all, this is one that shows why Citadel is getting ready to head into their 15th season with an almost filled house on a cool Thursday night in Lake Forest."
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Alan Bresloff

Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning play is a perfect entertainment for a warm, Spring evening. While not nearly as absurd as most of his earlier works, this play is the product of an older, wiser, more mellow playwright, for whom life continually inspires new ideas worth sharing. It's lighthearted and brimming with bizarre characters and unexpected humor, yet it speaks volumes about aging, love, global warming and the way technology has taken our lives hostage. Durang's play rolls with the continual ebb and flow of life's drama and comedy. And while this isn't exactly Chekhov, its exploration of the same themes, albeit with a contemporary hand, is just as rewarding. Mark E. Lococo's production concludes one of Citadel's finest seasons, making this theatre company one of Chicagoland's most reliable entertainment choices."
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Colin Douglas

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