Tickets in hand—Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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

Original Broadway Cast: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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.

For your tickets head to Center Stage online.

By Stephen Brockelman

As a Sr. Writer at T. Rowe Price, I work with a group of the best copywriters around. We belong to the broader creative team within Enterprise Creative, a part of Corporate Marketing Services. _____________________________________________ A long and winding road: My path to T. Rowe Price was more twisted than Fidelity’s green line. With scholarship in hand, I left Kansas at 18 to study theatre in New York. When my soap opera paychecks stopped coming from CBS and started coming from the show’s sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, I discovered the power of advertising and switched careers. Over the years I’ve owned an ad agency in San Francisco; worked for Norman Lear on All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and the rest of his hit shows; and as a member of Directors Guild of America, I directed Desi Arnaz in his last television appearance— we remained friends until his death. In 1988 I began freelancing full time didn’t look back. In January 2012 my rep at Boss Group called and said, “I know you don’t want to commute and writing for the financial industry isn’t high on your wish list, but I have a gig with T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills…” I was a contractor for eight months, drank the corporate Kool-Aid, became a TRP associate that August, and today I find myself smiling more often than not.

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