Project Description

UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov
June 8-12 and 15-19 | 7 pm
Hopemont| 201 North Mill, Lexington| Click here for tickets

If reality TV existed in Chekhov’s day, Uncle Vanya would be a ratings sensation. A colorful cast of characters trapped in a house by forces outside their control. Smoldering passion, mostly unrequited. Guns and roses. Strong spirits and midnight confessions. Hilarity and heartbreak. Environmental advocacy and existential angst. As modern as this moment (exhausted medics, enforced isolation) yet utterly timeless in its examination of life and how we live it. This site-specific spin on Chekhov’s tragi-comic masterpiece puts audiences in the thick of the action, in, out, up, down, and all around the family home.

CAST: Shayne Brakefield, Anthony Haigh, Kevin Hardesty, Erica House, Missy Johnston, Joan Rue, Paul Thomas and Shelby Vogelpohl

DIRECTOR: Ave Lawyer

PHOTOGRAPHY: Melissa T. Hall Art and Photography