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'Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike' To Open April 20


April 2, 2018

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The Cast of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Brevard Little Theatre has started rehearsing for its next production, Christopher Durang's two-act, six-character comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

This award-winning play, which premiered in 2012, involves bickering siblings, missed opportunities, the generation gap, Anton Chekhov references, a bit of Greek mythology and even a dash of Neil Simon.

While this may sound like an odd combination, as director Theresa Cox said, "This is a light, fun play about misery. The characters are the funniest miserable people to watch, and for people that get the Chekhov reference, that it is not really like Chekhov. It's more of a poke."

Yet, even those who do not get the references will find themselves laughing heartily throughout the play. However, this is not a meaningless comedy. This story makes some important points about modern life, which will undoubtedly resonate with many audience members.

Producing the play is Lauren Day. Cast members, some of whom will be very familiar to regular BLT attendees, include Jordan Wright, as Vanya; Bonnie Allen, as Sonia; Sandra Whitmore, as Masha; Johnny Rice, as Spike; Carole Pickard, as Cassandra, and MacKenzie Pickard, as Nina.

There will be six performances of this play, which contains some adult language and themes, and runs April 20-22 and 27-29. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances start at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available online at TheBrevardLittle, at the theatre one hour before each performance, on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by calling (828) 884-2587 and making a reservation.

Brevard Little Theatre, located at 55 E. Jordan St., one of Transylvania County's oldest nonprofits, has been engaging and entertaining audiences since 1935. For more information about BLT, visit


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