Drunkle Vanya, the interactive and immersive adaptation of Chekhov ‘s Uncle Vanya playing at New York’s Russian Samovar, has been extended due to popular demand. The production, from the creators of the popular Drunk Shakespeare, is staged in the restaurant’s Tolstoy Lounge, and encourages the audience to participate in drinking games.
Performances of Drunkle Vanya began November 10 for what was originally scheduled to be an eight-week run. The show will now play an additional eight weeks through March 4.
Adapted and directed by Lori Wolter Hudson, Drunkle Vanya is produced by Three Day Hangover with Roman Gambourg, Darren Sussman, and Misha von Shats.
The six-member cast is made up of Joel Rainwater as Vanya; Amanda Sykes as Yelena; Christopher Tocco as Astrov; Leah Walsh as Sonya; Sean Tarrant as The Professor; and Josh Sauerman as Waffles.
“In Drunkle Vanya relationships are ruined, sadness is buried (clumsily), and lives are forever destroyed amidst the indiscriminate consumption of alcohol,” read production notes. Performances take place Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at (866) 811-4111 or online at drunklevanya.com.