Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya
adapted by Craig Lucas

Productions (5)
  • Tragicomedy
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 4 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: The outside and inside of a country estate.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-264-2

Uncle Vanya
adapted by Craig Lucas

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Productions (5)
  • Tragicomedy
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 4 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: The outside and inside of a country estate.

This new adaptation of Chekhov's classic tragicomedy, where a visit from a professor and his beautiful young wife turns one family's simple country life upside-down, is refreshing and full of nuanced humor. Long-suffering Uncle Vanya yearns for the professor's wife, Elena, a desire made even more painful by the realization that he has wasted his life serving her husband. Meanwhile, the professor's daughter longs for the doctor, who only has eyes for Elena. And, just when it seems that things couldn't go any more awry, the professor has an announcement that could change the lives of the entire household. This timeless study of human behavior and relationships remains relevant and modern.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

This new adaptation of Chekhov's classic tragicomedy, where a visit from a professor and his beautiful young wife turns one family's simple country life upside-down, is refreshing and full of nuanced humor. Long-suffering Uncle Vanya yearns for the professor's wife, Elena, a desire made even more painful by the realization that he has wasted his life serving her husband. Meanwhile, the professor's daughter longs for the doctor, who only has eyes for Elena. And, just when it seems that things couldn't go any more awry, the professor has an announcement that could change the lives of the entire household. This timeless study of human behavior and relationships remains relevant and modern.

  • Tragicomedy
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 4 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: The outside and inside of a country estate.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-264-2

Published Reviews

"A snappy new adaptation..."

Joe Adock, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"As with The Three Sisters, Lucas has approached Vanya with restraint. ...a quick, potent, deadly honest testament to life's disappointments..."

Lynn Jacobson, Variety

"...a new English adaptation by Craig Lucas that cuts to the quick... caustically funny..."

Misha Berson, Seattle Times

"Chekov served up with vigor and humor... [I] unequivocally recommend playwright Craig Lucas' wry and spry adaptation."

David-Edward Hughes, TalkinBroadway

Production History

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MAR 05, 2015 - MAR 14, 2015
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA United States
Western Washington University Bellingham, WA United States
OCT 10, 2012 - NOV 11, 2012
Apollinaire Theatre
Chelsea, MA United States
Apollinaire Theatre Chelsea, MA United States
JAN 19, 2012 - JAN 22, 2012
Apollinaire Theatre Company
Chelsea, MA United States
Apollinaire Theatre Company Chelsea, MA United States
DEC 29, 2011 - JAN 15, 2012
Apollinaire Theatre Company
Chelsea, MA United States
Apollinaire Theatre Company Chelsea, MA United States
JUN 16, 2007 - JUL 18, 2007
Intiman Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
Intiman Theatre Seattle, WA United States
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JUN 16, 2007 - JUL 18, 2007
Intiman Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
Intiman Theatre Seattle, WA United States

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