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Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:00

On the stage

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Chekhov-based comedy at HART

The comedy production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. June 30 and July 1-2, and also at 2 p.m. July 3 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.

It opened on Broadway in 2013 and starred David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver. Rave reviews made it one of the season’s most successful plays and when award time came along it won the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Theatre World Award for Best Play. 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha are siblings, whose parents were community theater actors who loved the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and named their children after his characters. The children have grown up with the personalities of the characters they were named for and Masha, a movie star, has returned home with her boy toy, Spike. 

Special discount tickets are available for the Thursday performances and special discount tickets are also available for all performances for students. To make reservations, call the box office at 828.456.6322 or visit



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