Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike!
Stephens College | Warehouse Theatre| 2016
Directed by: Lamby Hedge
Scenic Design: Brandon PT Davis
Costume Design: Elizabeth McManus
Lighting Design: Sarah Aker
Sound Design: Michael Burke
Photography: Kristen Rosello
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy by Christopher Durang that revolves around three middle-aged siblings, two of whom are single and live together in Bucks County, PA. Typically, an ordinary household is turned into an absolute upheaval when their third sibling Masha arrives for a surprise visit and brings her boy toy, Spike. The residents and visitors get caught up in a rowdy combination of competition, bitterness, and an unanticipated desire to break free.
The action of the production was set on the porch of Vanya, Sonia, and Masha’s childhood home. It was essential to showcase the eloquence of Bucks County homes that the region is known for. I enjoyed building the garden bench out of scrap lumber in the scene shop.