ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company presents "The Country Life of Uncle Vanya"
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About The Event
"Uncle Vanya" ("Дядя Ваня") by Anton Chekhov was first published in 1898, premiering in Moscow the next year. A perfect example of Chekhov's commitment to efficiency and clarity in stagecraft, it is a reworking of a failed earlier play, "Goblin" ("Леший"). Chekhov reworked the piece by cutting the cast in half and simplifying the narrative to remove excess.
Described in the subtitle as "Scenes from Country Life in Four Acts", the story tells of the emotional turmoil brought to a quiet country farm when the owner, a retired professor, moves in with his new, young wife.
The production is an entirely new script translated and adapted by director and MuCCC Artist Philip R. Frey and is accessible for all audiences. The show will run about an hour.
ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester is a locally based small-scale production company devoted primarily to the performance of Shakespeare’s works throughout the Greater Rochester area. The Company put on its first production, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in August of 2000 and produced nine shows over the next five years. Returning from an extended hiatus with 2010’s production of R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), the "Young Audiences" program was re-launched later that year with Young Prince Hal. Vanya is ShakeCo's eighth Young Audiences show and its thirty-first production, overall.
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- Thurs, Dec 28 - 7:30$7.50$7.500$0
- Fri, Dec 29 - 7:30$7.50$7.500$0
- Sat, Dec 30 - 7:30$7.50$7.500$0
- Sat, Jan 6 - 2:00$7.50$7.500$0
- Sun, Jan 7 - 2:00$7.50$7.500$0