Vanya and Sonia..., Starring Playwright Christopher Durang and Marilu Henner, Comes Full Circle in Bucks County Tonight

The Bucks County Playhouse production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which features the play's Tony Award-winning author Christopher Durang in the starring role alongside stage and screen actress Marilu Henner, begins performances July 17.

Christopher Durang
Christopher Durang (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Durang's Tony-winning hit play, which received an extended, critically acclaimed Broadway run, will continue through Aug. 10. Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall) directs.

Durang portrays Vanya in his Chekhov-inspired, Bucks County-set comedy with Henner (Chicago, "Taxi") as Masha, Deirdre Madigan (After the Night and the Music) as Sonia, Jimmy Mason as Spike, Mahira Kakkar (When January Feels Like Summer) as Cassandra and Clea Alsip (Stage Kiss) as Nina.

According to the Playhouse, "This production brings the Tony-winning Best Play home to Bucks County Playhouse, when the narcissistic B-movie star Masha, pops home to Bucks County to visit her anguished siblings with a few surprises in store."

Durang's plays include A History of the American Film (Tony nomination), Sister Mary Explains It All For You (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy, Baby With The Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award and Guild Hull Warriner Award), Sex and Longing, Laughing Wild, Betty's Summer Vacation (Obie Award), Miss Witherspoon (produced by McCarter Theatre Center, 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist) and Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them.

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