‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ premieres at TheatreWorks New Milford

A scene from "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," playing at Theatreworks July 12-August 3.

NEW MILFORD — On July 12, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere Christopher Durang’s award-winning comedy, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

This comedic tale revolves around the relationships of three unusual middle-aged single siblings. Vanya and Sonia’s idyllic life in the family home is shattered by the arrival of their movie star sister, Masha and her (much) younger boyfriend, Spike. Threats, accusations, a bad costume party, and a surprisingly effective voodoo doll help these lost souls to finally connect in this Tony Award winning masterpiece inspired by the works of Chekhov and Ibsen.

This production is under the direction of Jocelyn Beard of Wingdale, N.Y., and features the following cast members: David Fritsch of South Salem, N.Y., Lana Peck of Torrington, Ali Bernhardt of New Milford, Nick Raines of Washington, Maya Jennings Daley of Danbury, and Sumiah Gay of New Haven.

Vanya runs Fridays and Saturdays from July 12 through August 3. Curtain time is 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. for one Sunday matinee, July 20. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating. Students and military personnel and veterans with ID will be admitted for $20.

On Thursday, July 11, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8 p.m. Thursday July 18 at 8 p.m. is TheatreWorks’ Pay-What-You-Want night where you name the price of your ticket. Doors open on both Thursdays at 7 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations can be made online at www.theatreworks.us or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.

TheatreWorks is a recipient of the Northwest CT Arts Council CultureMAX Award. They are a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Brookside Ave., just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford.

Connecticut Media Group