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Adapted by David Mamet from a translation by Vlada Chernornirdik. In this classic of Chekhov’s canon, an overbearing professor pays a visit to his country estate, where Sonya and Vanya, his daughter and former brother-in-law, have slaved to maintain his wealth. But Vanya is enchanted by the professor’s new wife, while Sonya has fallen for the town’s melancholy doctor. Includes a conversation with Rosamund Bartlett, author of Chekhov: Scenes from a Life. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance starring:


Josh Radnor, as Astrov
Stacy Keach, as Vanya
Holley Fain, as Yelena
Anna Mathias, as Marina
Jennifer Bassey, as Mariya
J. D. Cullum, as Telegin
Martin Jarvis, as Professor Serebryakov
Devon Sorvari, as Sonya
Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.
©1988 David Mamet (P)2013 L.A. Theatre Works
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By tyrone on 10-22-17

Poor American soap

It's unfortunate that it sounds like a low budget American tv melodrama... it's distracting, and whether or not this is a style they have chosen It is at the expense of the story.

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