Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Dirscted by Tarmo Kirsimae
Monday Nov 21st and Tuesday Nov 22nd at 7:30pm at the theatre.
Show opens Feb 18th, 2017 and plays thru March 19th, 2017.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.
Must be available for ALL shows.
Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home in Bucks County, PA, while their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape.
Looking to cast the following roles :
VANYA – Male. Early 50’s-early 60’s. Lives with his step-sister Sonia. He took care of their aging parents over a long time and didn’t do much of what he’d like to have done with his life, but is resigned, more or less. Acts the peacemaker between his two sisters. Seeking a very strong actor, great with language and timing, excellent comedic skills.
SPIKE – Male. Mid-late 20s. An aspiring actor. Masha’s new companion. Sexy, self-absorbed boy-toy. Friendly, charming, always seductive. attractive and is very well built. Seeking a strong comedic actor also good at physical comedy. Must be willing to perform in underwear and no shirt.
SONIA – Female. Early to mid 50s. Vanya’s adopted sister living with him. Discontent, upset, regretful. Never had a romantic life. Volatile, and angry that her pretty sister, Masha, has had a life. Must be a very strong comedic actress with great language skills and wide emotional range. Ability to impersonate Maggie Smith essential.
MASHA – Female. 50 to 62. Vanya’s other sister. Glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world. A bit grandiose, but also charming. Has had five failed marriages and has recently taken up with a young actor, Spike. Has been paying everybody’s bills.
NINA – Female. Early to late 20s. Lovely, sincere would be actress, visiting her aunt and uncle next door to Vanya and Sonia. Star struck and energetic in her enthusiasm. Responds to Vanya and is kind to him.
CASSANDRA – Female. 30-55. Ethnic actress preferred. Cleaning lady and soothsayer, she often bursts into prophecy, her diction sounding like Greek tragedy mixed with contemporary thoughts and references. Her seeing the future is somewhat truthful, though not always 100% accurate. She often criticizes her employers Vanya and Sonia, but at the core wants to help them. Verbal dexterity necessary, great comedic skills