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On Book! New, comical take on Chekhov classic

Christopher Durang’s comical Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Contributed photo
Christopher Durang’s comical Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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Featured next in San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series is Christopher Durang’s comical Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Gubelman Theatre.

The Tony Award-winning play features middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who live in the family home in Pennsylvania.

Named for characters in plays by Anton Chekhov, Vanya and Sonia have not had to grow up, neither has a job, and money is provided by their sister Masha, a movie star who owns the house and pays the bills.

Their world is turned upside down, however when Masha returns home bringing her much younger dim-witted lover, Spike.

The reading is directed by Joy Van Camp. Doors open at 7 p.m., with festival seating. Admission is free.

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