Will Sigourney Weaver Star in Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike?

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Academy and Tony Award nominee Sigourney Weaver may reunite with playwright Christopher Durang this fall for the world premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, according to Showbiz411.

Durang's Chekhov-inspired satire will first premiere at the McCarter Theater Sept. 7-Oct. 7 prior to an Off-Broadway bow Oct. 25 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Nicholas Martin (Durang's Why Torture Is Wrong?, Betty’s Summer Vacation) will direct the production that is scheduled to officially open Nov. 12 Off-Broadway.

Representatives for LCT could not confirm any casting for the Durang play.

Weaver has appeared in numerous Durang comedies, including Das Lusitania Songspiel Off-Broadway in 1976, as well as Titanic, Beyond Therapy and the Broadway production of Sex and Longing in 1996.

Here's how LCT bills the premiere: "Durang takes characters and themes from Chekhov, mixes them up and pour them into a blender; and the result is his latest play set in present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Vanya and his stepsister Sonia have lived their entire lives in their family’s farmhouse. While they stayed home to take care of their ailing parents, their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia to feel trapped and regretful. Their soothsayer/cleaning woman Cassandra keeps warning them about terrible things in the future, which include a sudden visit from Masha and her twenty-something boy toy Spike."

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