Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jun 20 - Aug 2, 2015 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes with one intermission

  • Brilliant…a gliteratti cast.”— Chicago Sun-Time
  • Unmistakably human. Steve Scott’s first-rate cast finds all of the highbrow fun. ”— TimeOut Chicago
  • Hilarious”— Newcity
  • Laugh-out-loud funny. Delightfully zany. ”— Daily Herald
  • Hilarious... exuberant... profound... endearing... perfect.”— Chicago Reader
  • Performances... are excellent.”— Gapers Block
  • Bursting with energy and effervescence. An ideal gift to audiences.”— Northwest Indiana Times

Christopher Durang's "deliriously funny" (The New York Times) Broadway hit makes its Chicago debut.

Siblings Vanya and Sonia have spent their adult years trapped in mundane lives at their family’s cottage, caring for their ailing parents. Meanwhile their self-involved sister Masha, a glamorous movie star, has traveled the world in decadent style. After their soothsayer/cleaning woman Cassandra warns Vanya and Sonia of impending doom, Masha arrives unannounced, accompanied by her hunky young lover Spike. When Masha reveals plans that will upend the family, long-repressed resentments bubble over in a weekend full of wild costume parties, voodoo dolls and surprise romance. 

In honor of the Goodman’s hugely successful 90th Anniversary Season, receive special “thank you Chicago” pricing of $90 for two (2) main floor or four (4) mezzanine tickets to all Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike performances July 30 through August 2—no promo code necessary!

Photos
  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos
    Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sonia), Mary Beth Fisher (Masha) and Ross Lehman (Vanya) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos
    Mary Beth Fisher (Masha), Ross Lehman (Vanya), Jordan Brown (Spike) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sonia) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos
    Rebecca Buller (Nina), E. Faye Butler (Cassandra) and Ross Lehman (Vanya) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos
    Jordan Brown (Spike), Mary Beth Fisher (Masha) and Rebecca Buller (Nina) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos
    Mary Beth Fisher (Masha), Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sonia), Jordan Brown (Spike) and Ross Lehman (Vanya) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos
    E. Faye Butler (Cassandra) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos
    Mary Beth Fisher (Masha) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sonia) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos
    Ross Lehman (Vanya) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sonia) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Production Photos
    Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sonia), Rebecca Buller (Nina) and Ross Lehman (Vanya) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    Director Steve Scott in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    Playwright Christopher Durang in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    The set design by Charlie Corcoran for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    Mary Beth Fisher (Masha) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sonia) in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    Jordan Brown (Spike) and Rebecca Buller (Nina) in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    Ross Lehman (Vanya) and E. Faye Butler (Cassandra) in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    Jordan Brown (Spike) and Mary Beth Fisher (Masha) in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    E. Faye Butler (Cassandra) in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    Jordan Brown (Spike), Mary Beth Fisher (Masha) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sonia) in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    Director Steve Scott and playwright Christopher Durang in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    Mary Beth Fisher (Masha) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (Sonia) in rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Rehearsal Photos
    The costume design by Amy Clark and set design by Charlie Corcoran for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike written by Christopher Durang.

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Talks & Events
Accessibility

PATRONS WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION

Large Print Playbills: available to download in Microsoft Word format for all shows prior to a performance. Download a Word version of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Playbill.

Audio Described performance: July 8, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30. Tickets for the Audio Described performance are available by phone only. Please call the box office at 312.443.3800 to reserve.

 

PATRONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Assistive Listening Devices: both the Albert and the Owen theaters are equipped with infra-red assistive listening devices, which are available at the gift store in the Goodman lobby. Assistive listening devices are offered free of charge, but a driver's license or valid ID is required as security.

Open Captioned Performance:  Saturday, July 25 at 2pm. Tickets are $30. An LED sign presents dialogue in sync with the performance.  For access to reserved, discounted seating enter the promo code OPEN when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD).

American Sign Language Interpretation: July 1, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30. To access reserved, discounted seating in the front five rows for a signed performance, enter the promo code SIGN when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD).

 

ACCESSIBLE SEATING FOR PERFORMANCES

Goodman Theatre has accessible wheelchair/scooter locations in both the Albert and Owen* theaters.

Depending on your preferences, you can use the promo codes below to access special reserved seat locations when purchasing tickets online:

  • Enter promo code TRANSFER if you wish to transfer to a theater seat from your walker, wheelchair or scooter.
  • Enter promo code REMOVAL if you require a location where a seat can be removed for you to stay in your wheelchair/scooter while you watch the performance.

Please call ticket services at 312.443.3800 if you have questions or would like to purchase over the phone. All of our ticket representatives can assist you in finding a seat location to fit your needs.

Goodman Theatre has a wheelchair on site, which may be used to transport patrons to and from assigned seats. For use of the on-site wheelchair, contact house management at 312.443.3818.

*Although the Owen Theatre is a general admission house, accessible seats will be reserved for you on the seating level you purchase.

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