Opening May 10th, With A Special Preview
Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya
Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, one of the masterpieces of modern drama, will be Performing Arts of Woodstock’ Spring production, opening on Friday, May 11 and running for three weekends through May 27. Evening performances begin at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 1:30 pm at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock. There will be a preview performance at 8 pm on Thursday, May 10 at 8 pm
Directed by Ellen Honig, and using a lively modern translation by Chekhov scholar Paul Schmidt, Uncle Vanya shows us a dispirited family in the midst of several dilemmas. Almost all of the characters are yearning for change, but are unable to manage that change.
Their inability to see beyond their present circumstances is often funny as well as touching and a reminder to the audience of how hard it is to change oneself. Under deceptively mundane dialogue, passions seethe and eventually explode when the self-centered professor announces he plans to sell the farm which has been the source of his own and his family’s prosperity.
This production emphasizes Chekhov’s intention to see the comedy in these situations. In spite of misplaced idealism and unrequited love, Uncle Vanya carries a message of courage and hope.
For information, please call (845) 679-7900.
Thursday, May 10th (All Tickets $15)
Friday, May 11th & Saturday, May 12th & Sunday, May 13th ($23/$20)
Friday, May 18th & Saturday, May 19th & Sunday, May 20th ($23/$20)
Friday, May 25th & Saturday, May 26th & Sunday, May 27th ($23/$20)
All Evening Shows Start at 8pm (Doors Open at 7:30)
Sunday Matinees Starts at 1:30pm (Doors Open at 1:00)
The reading series will continue in June with:
The Elephant Man
by Bernard Pomerance,
directed by Lora Lee Ecobelli
Dates to be announced soon