About The Book
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and winner of the Outer Circle Critics Award, the Drama League Award for Best Production of a Play, the Drama Desk Award for Best Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best Production, and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years.
Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister, Masha, returns unannounced with her twentysomething boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!
“Hugely entertaining . . . few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang as mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly. . . . in its own deliciously madcap way, the new work offers some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of 21st-century life.” —USA Today
“We get too few comedies on Broadway, much less ones with the breezy wit and satirical bite of this one.” —Time Out
“Riotous! The kind of full-on comedy that’s rare of Broadway. It makes you laugh out loud, and repeatedly at that!” —New York Post
“Utterly refreshing . . . a sweet, witty play with a huge pop culture appetite. . . . Durang’s genius is the ability to write highbrow and low at the same time.” —Associated Press
“Deliriously funny! Comic acting raised to the level of high art. . . . The theater erupts in booming gusts of laughter that practically shake the seats!” —The New York Times