Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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By (author) Christopher Durang

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  • Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Format: Paperback | 90 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 13mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 19 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0802122388
  • ISBN 13: 9780802122384
  • Sales rank: 66,622

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Winner of the 2013 Tony Award(R) for Best PlayWinner of the Outer Circle Critics Award for Best PlayWinner of the Drama League Award for Best Production of a PlayWinner of the Drama Desk Award for Best PlayWinner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best ProductionWinner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play Nominated for six Tony Awards(R), "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!

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Christopher Durang is the author of the Tony Award nominee "A History of the American Film," the Obie award-winning "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo" (Obie Award and Dramastists Guild Hull Warriner Award), "Laughing Wild, Betty's Summer Vacation" (Obie Award), and "Miss Witherspoon" (Pulitzer Prize finalist). Along with Marsha Norman, Durang is the cochair of the playwrights program at the drama division of the Julliard School. Durang won the Harvard Arts Medal, the Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award, and was presented with the very first Luminary Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.

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"Deliriously funny! Comic acting raised to the level of high art. . . . The theater erupts in booming gusts of laughter that practically shake the seats!"--"The New York Times""Hugely entertaining . . . few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang as mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly. . . . in its own deliciously madcap way, the new work offers some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of 21st-century life."--"USA Today""We get too few comedies on Broadway, much less ones with the breezy wit and satirical bite of this one."--"Time Out""A sublime state of hilarity!"--"New York" Magazine"A wild, winning ride! Hugely entertaining!"--"USA Today""Entirely, indisputably, oh-no-he-didn't Durang."--"Entertainment Weekly""The funniest show in town!"--"Bloomberg""Riotous! The kind of full-on comedy that's rare on Broadway. It makes you laugh out loud, and repeatedly at that!"--"New York Post""Nothing short of hilarious! It leaves the audience in tears of laughter!"--The Huffington Post"Hilarious with an inspired cast!"--"Variety""One of the funniest comedies Broadway has seen in seasons."--"Newsday""A comic tour de force."--"The Village Voice"