Actors Theatre Playhouse: Last weekend for 'Uncle Vanya'
All Tickets are $15; students on Fridays are $8. Reservations are highly recommended and can be reserved at the Playhouse toll-free box office line at 877-666-1855. Visit the website at www.ATPlayhouse.org for performance schedules, photos, reviews and all other information.
The performances at the closing of the Actors Theatre Playhouse's 2017 season. "Uncle Vanya" is a comic and dramatic cautionary tale about the courage it takes to overcome the invisible suffering of ordinary people, the futility of service to others, and the fragility of beauty and illusions.
The story revolves around a retired professor who, returning to his estate to live with his young wife, Yelena, mindlessly manages to trip over 'sleeping dogs,' unleashing a whirlwind of passion and disillusionment. The estate once belonged to the professor's first wife, now deceased, and her brother and daughter, Sonya, still live there. Add the desolate and dispassionate physician Astrov, along with the household servants, and you have the setting for this classic of the Russian theater.
Featured in the cast are Bob Gruen, Greg Lesch, Brenda Galenus, Heather Martell, Peter Eisenstadter, Gail Haas, Jerry Levy and Veda Crewe.
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