Join Hedgerow in its 94th year as we bring Anton Chekhov‘s master work to Rose Valley’s grist mill theatre. Uncle Vanya is an examination of humor, hope, and loss: loss of love, of ambition, of ideals, and of illusions. In drama, Chekhov stands next to the likes of Shakespeare and Shaw, as his works combine humor, tragedy, and drama to create an atmosphere uniquely its own. Vanya and his niece Sonya have toiled for years to keep the family estate going. Sonya’s father, Professor Serebryakov, and his dazzling young wife Yelena return for a visit, and all old resentments explode and secret longings come to light. Though the play is over a hundred years old, Uncle Vanya probes at timeless questions of human nature and reminds us that Chekhov’s understanding of them is as acute as ever.
Photo by Ashley LaBonde