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Uncle Vanya
by Anton Chekov (translated by Michael Frayn)
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28th JANUARY - 5th FEBRUARY 2011 (357th PRODUCTION)

Tracking the intertwined lives of a family living a provincial Russian life, Uncle Vanya
is a study of humour, hope and loss - loss of romantic love, of ambition, of ideals,
of illusions.

This classic play illuminates the realities that must be faced when one is forced to
look honestly at one's own life. It is a coming-of-age story of sorts, except that the protagonist is already middle-aged when he comes into mature self-awareness.

Though the play is over a hundred years old, Uncle Vanya probes at the central questions of human nature proving that these questions are both timeless and
universal and that Chekhov's understanding of them is as acute as ever.

Produced by Mike Nixon.

 


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