Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
Professional theatre arrives at Magda Community Artz with The Curators’ bold new production of Uncle Vanya, the first independent production of Chekhov’s most beguiling comedy in Brisbane in 86 years. On a Russian estate, somewhere south of St Petersburg, sometime between 1895 and today, Ivan Petrovich is feeling glum. Sofia Alexandrovna’s usual stern self has suddenly turned a little frisky and there is tension in the air between Yelena (what a goddess!) and Aleksandr which is not helped by the intrusions of Mikhail Lvovich and his talk of love.
This adaptation by Michael Beh of Anton Chekhov’s classic 1897 play promises a lush and gorgeous evening of unrequited love and inconceivably poor marksmanship. Better hide the vodka.