About Uncle Vanya
"Uncle Vanya," the second major play written by Chekhov, was first popular in the Russian provinces before premiering at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898. This emotionally vast satire zooms in on a provincial family in turmoil, opening after the esteemed Professor Serebryakov and his wife, Yelena, arrive to stay at the family estate after coming to the end of their fiscal rope. The desires of the family, including Uncle Vanya, Sonya, Dr. Astrov, and the rest of the estate, begin to boil under these new circumstances, culminating in Chekhov’s most iconic scene.
"Uncle Vanya" is a biting satire, that, due to its depth and incredible breadth, is often called the first modern drama.
2hrs (Inc. Intermission)
Recommended for ages 13 and up.