What happens with your daily routine is upended? It's a lovely day at the farmhouse in Bucks County, PA where siblings Vanya and Sonia, live and complain about their boring lives. Their typical morning of drinking coffee and waiting for the daily arrival of a Blue Heron is interrupted by their prophetic housekeeper Cassandra issuing an obscure and dire warning. Then a surprise visit from the movie star sister along with her newest "beloved" turns their lives upside down with the prospect of having to attend a neighborhood costume party where they are to be Masha's lowly entourage and the receipt of some very upsetting news. What ensues is Durang's signature blend of neuroses and absurdity, and a lot of fun.
Christopher Durang's plays include The Idiots Karamazov, A History of the American Film (Tony nom.),Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy, The Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013 Tony Award for Best Play).
Audition Times: January 25 & 26, 7:00 PM at Cascades Theatre. Cast requirements:
Two men, four women:
VANYA – 50s to mid 60s: Resigned to his life, more or less
SONIA – 50s to mid 60s: Vanya’s step sister. Discontent, regretful
MASHA – 50s to mid 60s: Vanya’s sister. Glamorous, successful movie actress
SPIKE – Mid 20s to early 30s: Aspiring actor, playful and sexy
NINA – 20s. Youthful, sincere, star struck
CASSANDRA – Any age: housekeeper and soothsayer