Anton Chekhov’s existential comedy, originally published in 1897, is resonating with contemporary audiences, thanks to this fresh new translation in everyday English. The department of theatre and dance will bring the classic to the Balcony Theatre Feb. 18-28.
Vanya and his niece Sonya have devoted their lives to managing the family’s country farm estate, including the support of Sonya’s self-absorbed father, Professor Serebryakov who returns to the estate with his beautiful, much-younger second wife, Yelena. All must face their regrets and unfulfilled dreams when both Vanya and his friend Astrov, the village doctor, fall under the spell of the sensuous Yelena, while Sonya confesses her unreciprocated love for Astrov. “Uncle Vanya” plumbs the depths of the human psyche with insight, wit and compassion.
Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 18-19, 22-26 & 29; 2:30 p.m., Feb. 21 & 28
Location: Craig Hall Balcony Theatre
Tickets: $14 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors; $8 in advance with MSU ID
Spring 2016 productions
Visit the theatre and dance website for this season’s production schedule.