‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ starts March 22

Left to right are, top row: Jessica Maxwell as Sonia, Jolynn Casias as Cassandra, Lucinda Vickers as Masha and Andrea Alviar as Nina; bottom row: Tony Casias as Spike and Kevin Dowd as Vanya.

Left to right are, top row: Jessica Maxwell as Sonia, Jolynn Casias as Cassandra, Lucinda Vickers as Masha and Andrea Alviar as Nina; bottom row: Tony Casias as Spike and Kevin Dowd as Vanya.

ACT Theatre in Pleasanton will present the comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang next week.

Dates will be March 22- 24 and March 29-31 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are available on eventbrite.com or at the door for $15. For more information, find them at Facebook.com/ACT Theatre Group.

Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home – a rambling farmhouse in Bucks County, Penn. – while having to witness the glamorous exploits of their sister, Masha, a famous movie actress, from afar.

A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape. Only one thing is certain: no one will get out of this without looking absolutely ridiculous!

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike received six Tony Award nominations in 2013, and won for Best Play. It was also honored with the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play.

Critics agree it is an “Hysterically funny” and “seriously silly play.”

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