CASSANDRA: We’re out of coffee. I could make you beef bouillon.
MASHA: Oh for God’s sake, I’m getting a terrible headache. Can someone go to a
store and get me some coffee?
SONIA: The nearest store is 6 miles. The Wa Wa.
MASHA: The Wa Wa? Like Helen Keller?
SONIA: Yes exactly. Helen Keller learns the word for water, and then they all have
MASHA: Oh God, no coffee. I can’t cope.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Eric Rosen
From Center Stage:
In bucolic Bucks County, PA, Vanya and his sister Sonia have frittered their lives away living in the same farmhouse where they were raised. Their quiet existence of unease and regret, however, is rocked by the arrival of their glamorous movie star sister (and landlord) Masha, and her hunky boy toy, Spike. As their visit unfolds, a lifetime of sibling rivalry explodes into a weekend of comedic pyrotechnics. Acclaimed playwright Christopher Durang (The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sister Mary Ignatius…, Center Stage’s My America) weaves Chekhovian themes and modern wit into an unforgettable experience critics have hailed as “a sublime state of hilarity” (New York Magazine). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
VANYA: Nina, I thought I heard you down here.
SPIKE: Where’s my t-shirt?
VANYA: Masha took it upstairs. She’s in the third floor bedroom.
SPIKE: Oh, I’ll go see her.
VANYA: She said she was getting a very strong headache…
SPIKE: Okay, I won’t expect her to put out. Catch you later.
(SPIKE goes upstairs.)
NINA: He’s so attractive.
(they both look after him)
Except for his personality, of course.
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