by Anton Chekhov, translated by Mike Poulton
Uncle Vanya looks at a group of family and friends spending the last few warm days of summer together on the family estate. The elderly Professor Serebryakov and his young wife are experimenting with life in the countryside; the remainder of the characters know country life all too well.
The estate is run by the Professor’s brother-in-law, Vanya, who finds no satisfaction in his work; in fact, he envies the Professor for his academic career and particularly for his attractive wife, Yelena. Sonya, Vanya’s niece and helper, is secretly in love with Dr Astrov. Astrov wishes he didn’t have to deal with the sick and the dying and could grow trees instead. Both Astrov and Vanya are greatly attracted to Yelena. Passions are running high – how will they all cope with this critical moment in their lives?
Unrequited love, frustration and moments of hilarity abound in this poignant comedy.
Director: Jane Barth
Performances: Saturday 10, Monday 12 to Saturday 17 November at 7.30 pm.
Ticket Prices: All tickets are £10.00 with concession price of £8.00 for seniors, students and unemployed on first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings only. Admin charges apply to online and postal bookings.