Down the Rabbit Hole presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is the latest play by the American playwright Christopher Durang. The show won a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award in 2013 for best play, and was praised by the reviewers as “a humorous adaptation of Chekhovian themes that does not require any previous knowledge of Chekhov”.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is comedy about the relationships betweeen three middle-aged, single sisters, two of whom live together and are supported by the third, Masha. The play takes place during one of Masha’s visits. The three of them discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the elements in the play are taken from works by Anton Chekhov, including several of the characters’ names, the setting of the play in a cherry orchard, and the theme of loss of a childhood home.
February 21-March 5 2018
HIT – House of International Theatre
Rådhusstræde 13, 4th floor
1466 Copenhagen K
For more information about the show, and how to book your tickets, please visit the show’s page at the House of International Theatre website.
Vanya is played by Andrew Jeffers, who is known for his many years as The Dame in London Toast Theatre’s Crazy Christmas Cabaret shows. He has also performed in several shows at The Royal Danish Theatre (Fanny and Alexander, The 3 Musketeers).
Sonia is played by Vanessa Poole, who is on the board of the International Theatre of Malmö, performs with her own theatre group Playmate in Malmö and is best known in Sweden for playing Sarah in the SVT TV series Max’s Movie. In Denmark her performances include the female lead in Down the Rabbit Hole’s productions of Venus in Fur and Elsie and Norm’s ‘Macbeth’. At HIT she was last seen in Playmate Theatre’s Talking Heads and in Manusarts’ Lovers, Authors and Other Strangers.
Masha is played by Jana Pulkrabek, who is the co-artistic leader of Manuarts in Hamburg. She was last seen in Lovers, Authors and Other Strangers at House of International Theatre and in Sex and Betrayal.