Anton Chekhov's classic Uncle Vanya will end its run at Marietta, Georgia's Theatre in the Square April 23. Performances began March 15. Russian actor-director Eugene Lazarev directs.
Using playwright David Mamet's translation, Theatre in the Square presents Chekhov's comic drama where a retired professor, his bored young wife, love sick daughter, depressed brother and the drunken family doctor all search for happiness in their absurd little lives. Uncle Vanya is currently receiving a Broadway revival starring Derek Jacobi.
Stuart Boyd is the professor Serebryakov with Kathleen Wattis as his wife and Monica Williamson as his daughter. Also in the cast are James Donadio (Dr. Astrov), Susan Shalhoub Larkin (Mariya Voynitsky), Dikran Tulaine (Vanya), Stefano Magaddino (Telegin), Edith Ivey (Marina) and David Calhoun).
Three Jennie Award (Theatre in the Square's design citations) winners feature with Vanya: Ming Chen designed the set; Ken Yunker, the lighting and Dung Nguyen, the sound. Janet Harrell is the costume designer.
Other Chekhov plays include The Sea Gull, The Cherry Orchard and Ivanov. Tickets are $25-$20. The Theatre in the Square is located at 11 Whitlock Avenue. For information and tickets, call (770) 422-8369.
-- By Christine Ehren