PHOTO CALL: Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia..., With Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen

By Krissie Fullerton
17 Sep 2012

McCarter Theatre Center's world-premiere production of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which plays the New Jersey venue prior to its Off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater, officially opened in Princeton Sept. 14 following previews that began Sept. 7.

The cast features three-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver, four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, Obie Award winner Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant and Billy Magnussen.

"It’s a lovely day at Vanya (David Hyde Pierce) and his stepsister Sonia's (Kristine Nielsen) farmhouse in Bucks County, PA," according to press notes. "But instead of spending the morning strolling through their cherry orchard, these wacky siblings have their hands full with a prophetic cleaning woman, a neighborhood costume party, and a surprise visit from their movie-star sister Masha (Sigourney Weaver) and her studly new boy-toy, Spike (Billy Magnussen)."

Here's a look at the production:

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Billy Magnussen, Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce
Photo by T. Charles Erickson

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