Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Paul J. Potenza

Feb. 26 – Mar. 26, 2016

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Feb. 24 – 25 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

This production is dedicated to the memory of Rachel Anne Lisi.

2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play!

A send-up of Chekov’s plays so hilarious on its own merit that it doesn’t even matter if you think Chekov is just the name of that Russian guy on Star Trek!

Broad comic acting is raised to the level of high art … deliriously funny

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Old resentments flare up, and the family crisis peaks just in time for the big party.

…riotous … the show's a ton of fun even if you can't tell your Seagull from your Uncle Vanya… This is the kind of full-on comedy that's sadly rare on Broadway.

(L-R) Roz Potenza and Elizabeth Fendrick in Jobsite's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (Photo: Crawford Long.)


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‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ opens at Straz with outlandish characters, hilarious monologues – Tampa Tribune

Cast & Crew

  • Paul J. Potenza – Director
  • Matthew Ray – Production Stage Manager


  • Emily Belvo – Nina
  • Elizabeth Fendrick – Masha
  • Jamie Jones – Spike
  • Jonelle Meyer – Cassandra
  • Roz Potenza – Sonia
  • Brian Shea – Vanya


  • Patrick Barnhart – Lighting Assistant Intern
  • Tiffany Daiber – Rehearsal Stage Manager
  • Ryan E. Finzelbar – Lighting Designer
  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
  • Amara Manickchand – Associate Lighting Designer
  • Brittany Reuther – Costume Designer
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic Designer

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