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Uncle Vanya (Baker, trans.) - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Uncle Vanya (Baker, trans.)

Annie Baker, Anton Chekhov, Margarita Shalina

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573701566

Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Annie Baker
Working with a literal translation by Margarita Shalina and the original Russian text

Winner! 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play

Nominee! 2013 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Play Revival

“You know, I used to think that being a creep meant you were sick or abnormal, but lately I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re all creeps. Everyone in the world, behaving naturally, is a complete creep.”

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The action takes place on Serebryakov’s estate.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Monologues, Scene work

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Nominee! 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play
Top 10 in 2012! Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Top 10 in 2012! Scott Brown, New York Magazine
This intimate, immersive new adaptation of Chekhov's classic from critically-acclaimed playwright Annie Baker, author of Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation, and The Flick, brings colloquial language to this internationaly beloved story of human relationships and yearning. Written with the “goal of creating a version that sounds to our contemporary American ears the way the play sounded to Russian ears during the play’s first productions in the provinces in 1898”, Ms. Baker's Uncle Vanya introduces 21st century audiences to Chekhov's enduring wit, insight, and emotionl depth.

Winner! 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play
Nominee! 2013 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Play Revival

“This strikingly intimate Uncle Vanya is one of the summer’s hot tickets” - The New York Times

“Wholly absorbing." - Time Out New York

“Devastatingly beautiful…Go see it. People are going to be talking about this one for years.” - Village Voice

“Annie Baker’s colloquial version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is more than a modern-dress treatment of a classic work. It’s a fresh rethinking of the material from the perspective of a modern mind.” - Variety

“The most intimate and engaging exploration of Chekhov’s bleak comedy since Andre Gregory’s Vanya on 42nd Street more than 20 years ago.” - Bloomberg News

“a soul-satisfying Uncle Vanya.” - Philly Inquirer

“Baker’s strikingly colloquial (yet remarkably faithful) translation…eliminates any distance we might feel from these universal characters first created over 100 years ago, but recognizable to - and in - each one of us.” - TheaterMania

“Chekhov's 1898 masterpiece…as low-frills, intimate and homemade as possible.” - The New York Times

“Top 10 things on the New York stage…” - New York Daily News

“Baker practices…astonishing verbal magic “ - The Paris Review

Uncle Vanya we first presented Off Broadway by Soho Rep Theatre in New York City on June 16, 2013. It was directed by Sam Gold.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

SEREBRYAKOV, ALEXANDER VLADIMIROVICH - a retired professor
YELENA ANDREYEVNA - his wife, 27 years old.
SOPHIA ALEXANDROVNA (SONYA) -his daughter from his first marriage.
VOINITSKAYA, MARIA VASILYEVNA - widow of a Privy Councillor, mother of the professor’s first wife.
VOINITSKY, IVAN PETROVICH (VANYA) - her son.
ASTROV, MIKHAIL LVOVICH - a doctor.
TELEGIN, ILYA ILYICH - an impoverished landowner.
MARINA - an old nanny.
YEFIM - Hired Man/Night Watchman wife. Voinitsky, Ivan Petrovich (Vanya), her son. Astrov, Mikhail Lvovich, a doctor. Telegin, Ilya Ilyich, an impoverished landowner. Marina, an old nanny. Yefim (Hired Man/Night Watchman)
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
Annie Baker

Annie Baker

Annie Baker's full-length plays include The Flick (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE Award for Playwriting, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE Award for Best New American Play, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, OBIE Award for Best New American Play), Body Awareness (Atlantic Theater Company, Drama Desk ... view full profile

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