Theatre Production: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Please join the Truman State University Theatre Department for the production Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, directed by Professor Randy Bame. Show dates are September 29 – October 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

THE STORY: Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. With wit and absurdity, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.

THE REVIEWS: “Broad comic acting is raised to the level of high art…deliriously funny…a heedless good time.” —NY Times.  “Hugely entertaining…few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly…in its own deliciously madcap way, the new work offers some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of twenty-first-century life.” —USA Today.

Appropriate for children 13 years and older – mature content, language, and sexuality. Ten minute intermission.
TICKETS:  Tickets are $8 and can be purchased immediately at or by visiting the box office in person in the Ophelia Parrish Building on Truman State University’s campus (corner of Normal and Mulanix, Kirksville, MO), beginning Wednesday, September 22.  For in-person sales, the box office is open Monday through Friday, from 10:30AM – 3:30PM with new hours being offered as the weeks progress. Contact the Truman Theatre Box Office for more info at or by calling 660-785-4515.