Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Will Offer Actors Fund Performance in June

By Andrew Gans
May 6, 2013

The cast of Christopher Durang's Tony-nominated Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will offer a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund next month.



The June 2 performance at the John Golden Theatre will benefit the charitable organization; show time is 8 PM.

"Vanya and his stepsister Sonia have lived their entire lives in their family’s farmhouse," according to press notes. "While they cared for their ailing parents, their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia 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."

Actors Fund Special Performances, according to the Fund, "have been thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre! What makes a Special Performance so 'special'? Each year, Broadway companies, in New York and on the road, generously give their time and talent by adding a performance to already rigorous schedules to benefit The Actors Fund."

John Golden Theatre is located at 252 West 45th Street.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit actorsfund.org or call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133.

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The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has—for 130 years—been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.