Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is pleased to present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson.

Playwright Christopher Durang takes themes and characters from Chekhov plays and puts them in a comic blender. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike runs every Friday and Saturday night, August 7th – September 5th. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics; show starts at 8:00pm. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their picnic dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson.

Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike received the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as numerous other industry awards.  It’s a hilarious spoof on several of Chekhov’s best known characters, from some of his best known plays ~ The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya & Three Sisters. But you don’t need to be versed in Chekhov’s work to enjoy this zany comedy. Vanya (Allen Pontes) and Sonia (Georgann Wallace) live in the quiet farmhouse where they grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, but their peaceful life is turned upside down when their movie star sister, Masha (Julie Anchor), returns unannounced with her new boy-toy, Spike (Brian Bohlender). Masha has plans for the weekend, and plans for the old house, but things really get complicated with the arrival of a pretty, much-younger-than-Masha, aspiring actress (Janey Pintar), as well as constant interferance from Vanya and Sonia’s psychic housekeeper (Tara Henry).  “Riotous! The kind of full-on comedy that’s rare on Broadway! It makes you laugh out loud, and repeatedly at that!”  says The New York Post. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike runs August 7th – September 5th. This play contains some mature language.

Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally-oriented theatre company, performing in the heart of Amador County. Now entering its 21st season, MSTW continues to be dedicated to bringing professional and community theatre artists together to produce classical and contemporary plays, creating a balance that stimulates both artists and audiences.

The setting for the amphitheatre is truly spectacular. Located on the Kennedy Mine property, patrons walk past an old tailing wheel (used when the mine was in operation), across an old bridge, into a grass-covered terraced bowl, surrounded by majestic oaks. There the stage is set for picnicking and enjoying professional quality productions. You are truly sitting on a gold mine, enjoying theatre under the stars.

Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, with gates opening at 6:30, show starting at 8:00pm. Patrons are encouraged to come early with picnics, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 N. Main Street in Jackson. For more information go to our website (www.mstw.org) or call 209.295.4499.

Performance Dates and Times

Fridays and Saturdays
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics. Show starts at 8:00pm.

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

August 7th  – September 5th

 

Ticket Prices

Adults - $17.50
Students/Children 18 & under - $12.00
Family Pack (2 adults/2 students) - $49.00

 

Tickets available at the gate, Hein & Company in Jackson, Amador Chamber or on-line at www.mstw.org