VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
written by Christopher Durang
Winner of the 2013 Tony award, Durang’s play is set in an old farm house in Buck’s County, Pennsylvania, where two siblings (Vanya and Sonia) toil away in mourning for their lives as they recover from 15 years of caretaking for their dementia-suffering professorial parents, who had clearly had a penchant for Chekhov during their lives. Their prophesying housekeeper Cassandra peppers Vanya and Sonia’s existence with foreboding warnings. Enter movie star and successful sister Masha, with her new love, Spike, and a lovely young actress from across the pond-and the play explodes into rivalries young and old.
Nell Yukiye Murphy
FAM & YAM written by Edward Albee
THE DUMB WAITER written by Harold Pinter
Elina de Santos
A retrospective of two early one-acts, running in tandem, both first produced in 1960. Tony Award winners Edward Albee and Harold Pinter, who have left their indelible marks in world theatre, give voice to the outlandish and amusing behavior of humans.
Albee’s Fam and Yam, set in an upper Eastside penthouse, examines an encounter between two unnamed playwrights, one famous, one not. This brief curtain raiser is an eloquent example of Albee’s biting wit and incisive satire.
In Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, two hitmen wait in a basement for their next assignment. Often called the best of Harold Pinter’s early plays, it combines the classic characteristics of early Pinter – a paucity of information and an atmosphere of menace, working- class small-talk in a claustrophobic setting – with an oblique but palpable political edge, and can be seen as containing the germ of Pinter’s entire dramatic oeuvre.
Set Design – William Wilday
Lighting Design – Matt Richter
Sound Design – Christopher Moscatiello
Costume Design – Audrey Eisner
Stage Manager – Teak Piegdon
Movement Director – Myrna Gawryn
Consultant – Michael Rothhaar
Written by Liesl Wilke and inspired by her Raymond Carver Award winning short story “Stalled Symphony,” STALLED is an entertaining, perceptive, and rewarding study of the going’s on inside a high-end executive ladies room. Using music, song, and spoken word, STALLED follows four women, all stuck – but ready: to find their way forward. With music by Andy Marsh and Lyrics by Liesl Wilke and Andy Marsh, STALLED is a heartfelt, insightful, and compelling look into motherhood, love and identity.
Sook Hyung Yang
Juliette Lunger &