What happens when sibling rivalries hit middle age? Is there lasting resentment from those who care for aging parents while others lead a glamorous life? What happens when resources run dry? The answers can be found in this delightful comedy of family relations, with a boy toy and even voodoo thrown in just to spice things up.
Some of the show’s elements were inspired by works of Anton Chekhov, but the audience does not need to be familiar with Chekhov to enjoy the play. Full of clever and funny lines, this play also has pathos and heart, cementing the fact that you can’t pick your family so you just need to love and accept them for who they are. Love, laughs, drama….and Voodoo!! A show that everyone will be sure to enjoy.
This play received six Tony Award nominations for the 67th Tony Awards, winning the Tony Award for Best Play.[ The play won the 58th Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the 2013 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.
Moon Theatre Company will be presenting this play for Northern Colorado Audiences at the Historic Rialto Theater in Downtown Loveland. The performance dates are 18th 19th and 20th and 25th 26th and 27th. Evening Performances start at 7:30 and Sunday Matinees begin at 2:00PM. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.rialtotheatercenter.org/vanya-and-sonya-and-masha-and-spike/
Ticket prices are $18.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Students and Seniors with special Group Rates available. Play rated PG-13
Moon Theatre Company will hold a final audition for the roles of Vanya and Spike at 7pm on Sunday July 26 at the Remax office in Berthoud, 340 Mountain Ave, Berthoud.
“Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang, will perform the last two weekends of September at the Rialto. We still need to cast two males: a middle-aged depressed fellow and a flamboyant, flirtatious young man who spends most of his time with no shirt on. Interested? Here’s more info on the play:
Moon Theatre Company presents
VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE!
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Andrew Quirk
Christopher Durang’s Tony award winning play about family dysfunction revolves around Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia, who live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. Their peace, however, is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her new much younger boy toy, Spike, leading to a weekend of rivalry, regret, anger, drama and hilarity.
Auditions will be held Sunday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Berthoud Re/Max TOWN & COUNTRY offices, 340 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO 80513. Callbacks will be July 13 if necessary.
No appointment is necessary. There will be cold readings from the script. Monologues are encouraged, but not required.
VANYA: 50’s, living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Openly gay and resigned to his life situation when compared to his sisters.
SONIA: Vanya’s adopted sister currently living with him. Also in her 50’s. She is very discontent, upset, regretful, prone to fits and possibly bipolar.
MASHA: Vanya’s biological sister. Also in 50’s. Glamorous and successful actress whose career has started to flounder. Pays for the house that Vanya and Sonia live in. Spends all her time gallivanting around the world. Usually with much younger men. This year’s model is called:
SPIKE: 20’s. Good looking. Has no problem being an underwear model. Very self-absorbed.
NINA: Lovely, sincere, would be actress. 20’s. Sweet, somewhat naïve. Innocent. She is visiting her aunt and uncle who live next door.
CASSANDRA: Cleaning lady, ageless, soothsayer. Kind of crazy.
Contact Andrew Quirk at email@example.com with questions.
Auditions for A Man For All Seasons will be held November 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 and November 15, from 2-4 PM. at the Berthoud Remax office on 340 Mountain in Berthoud. The production will be the middle two weeks in January at the Rialto Theater in Loveland. No need for an appointment or monologue, just come on down with your best classical mindset! For more information, call director Kathleen Gruman at 970-290-3393.
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by Robert Bolt
Directed by Kathleen Gruman
A Man for All Seasons is based on the true story of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Chancellor of England, who refuses to endorse or denounce the king’s wish to divorce his aging wife so that he can marry his mistress and produce a male heir to the throne. The King, Henry VIII of England, is supported by everyone on this request except the highly devout Sir Thomas More. When Cardinal Wolsey, Chancellor of England, names More as his successor, it becomes important for Henry to get More’s support, but More cannot be swayed. Henry demands the clergy renounce the Pope and to name him Head of the Church of England. Oliver Cromwell frames More, forcing him to resign as Chancellor. Eventually More is brought to trial for treason.
This play asks the question, “How far would you go to stay true to your conscience?”
I Hate Hamlet – May 22 – 31
by Paul Rudnick
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. “…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals.” —Village Voice. “…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…” —NY Times.