By Adam Hetrick
17 Jul 2012
|Photo by Julieta Cervantes|
The in-the-round production opened to critical acclaim June 17 under the direction of Sam Gold (Circle Mirror…, The Aliens). Soho Rep recently extended the run for a second time through Aug. 26.
Maxwell (Equus, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) will succeed Schull ("Wings") in the role of Maria. Schull is departing the production July 22 to fulfill previous commitments.
Gold's concept for Uncle Vanya places the audience and the cast together inside an A-frame house constructed within Soho Rep's home. Most of the theatregoers are seated on carpeted risers sitting cross-legged.
Baker also designed costumes for Vanya, which has set design by Andrew Lieberman, costume design by Baker, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Matt Tierney.
Baker earned an Obie Award for her Off-Broadway hit Circle Mirror Transformation. Her plays also include The Aliens and Body Awareness. Playwrights Horizons will produce her newest play, The Flick, in 2013.
For tickets visit SohoRep. Soho Rep is located at 46 Walker Street in Manhattan.