Sonya explodes, “I am so pitiful and unattractive!” and Sonya agrees, “how terrible it is to be plain,” while Sonya, alone, quietly wonders, “why aren’t I beautiful?” All three reach for the same vodka. New Saloon orchestrates three translations of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya into a triple decker landscape spanning a sleepless night in a restless country household. Fifteen performers confront age, failure, work, and love, and multiple versions of every thought mutate and reverberate. Sweeping in scope and microscopic in focus, this prismatic new rendition cross-examines one of history’s most enduring tragedies.
Created by New Saloon
Text by Anton Chekhov
Translations by Annie Baker, Paul Schmidt, and Laurence Senelick
Directed by Morgan Green
Stage Managed by Kelsey Kennedy
Dramaturgy by Elliot Quick
Music by Deepali Gupta
Scenic Design by Kristen Robinson
Lighting Design by Masha Tsimring
Costume Design by Chloe Paisley
Sound Design by M. Florian Staab
Performed by: David Arveiller, Leonie Bell, Maxwell Cosmo Cramer, Milo Cramer, Jonathan Gordon, Djaka Souare, Alex Mickiewicz, Hannah Mitchell, Caitlin Morris, Mathilde Schennen, Matthew Korahais, Peter Mills Weiss, Susan Karpman, and Madeline Wise.
Produced by: New Saloon, Eric Shethar, and produced in association with Immediate Medium.
Dates + Times
April 16, 7pm
April 17, 4pm and 7pm
April 18, 7pm
75 minutes in length
51 Bergen St