Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

May 22 – June 22, 2014

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Maxwell Williams

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play!

The toast of Broadway this year, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike also earned the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk awards, all for best play of the season.

With Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,  comic genius Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Betty’s Summer Vacation) creates a wildly funny farce about a self-absorbed movie star — with her 20-something boy-toy in tow — who returns to the family farmhouse to visit her brother and sister. Her arrival, and subsequent announcement, quickly turn this genial reunion into an hilarious free-for-all.

“A terrific ensemble of actors, under the deft direction of Maxwell Williams, find one comic twist and turn after another.” – Hartford Courant

“When you’ve seen an award-winning play [in NYC] with a seemingly perfect cast, it is difficult to imagine another production equaling or eclipsing it. But Hartford Stage has done just that.” – WMNR 88.1 Radio

“For a delicious mix of weird, wacky and wonderful, plan a visit with Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike soon!” – CT Critics Circle

“The theater erupts in booming gusts of laughter that practically shake the seats!”
The New York Times

“Frothy, silly and gracefully written. Hits notes of genuine pathos.”
Time Out New York

All photos by T. Charles Erickson


Maxwell Williams

Set Design
Jeff Cowie

Costume Design
Tricia Barsamian

Lighting Design
John Lasiter

Sound Design
John Gromada

Stage Manager
Marisa Levy

Assistant Stage Manager
Jared Oberholtzer

Assistant Director
Jared Culverhouse


Andrea Lynn Green

David Gregory

Leslie Hendrix

Mark Nelson

Stacey Sargeant

Caryn West


Assisting Production Sponsors


The Saunders Foundation