"Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov will be performed Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, at 7 pm in the Louise B. Dillingham Performing Arts Center.
The cast of Westover's February 10th and 11th production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya includes (from left) Trish Collins '17 as Vanya, Lee Diamond '17 as the Professor, Mia McClain '17 as Yelena, Jyne Dunbar '18 as Astrov, Meredith Diamond '19 as Sonya, Kasey Ingerson '20 (sitting) as Marina, and Sarah Navias '17 as Mrs. Voinitsky.
Westover presents Uncle Vanya February 10 & 11
The Westover Theatre Program will present Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov on Friday and Saturday, February 10th and 11th, at 7 pm in the Louise B. Dillingham Performing Arts Center. There is no charge for admission, but donations to the School's Drama Program will be gratefully accepted.
Set in 19th century Russia, Uncle Vanya tells the story of a professor and his beautiful second wife moving to their family's rural estate after a scandal in which he was shown to be a charlatan. The story shows the struggle of three generations trapped in a seemingly hopeless existence and how each person attempts to copes with overwhelming disillusionment. They are all trying to push through life by any means possible while coping with changes in their deeply held beliefs. Chekhov's style of "laughter through tears" imbues the play with characters and situations in which the audience can see their humanity reflected.
Marla Truini, the Director of the Theatre Program, directs the production. The cast includes many talented actors, including Lauren Boucher '18 as the Hired Man, Trish Collins '17 as Vanya, Lee Diamond '17 as the Professor, Meredith Diamond '19 as Sonya, Jyne Dunbar '18 as Astrov, Kasey Ingerson '20 as Marina, Mia McClain '17 as Yelena, Yvonne Morrell '18 as Waffles, and Sarah Navias '17 as Mrs. Voinitsky. The Ensemble includes Sofia Angera '20, Cecelia Beard '20, Danielle Rizzuto '20, and Peggy Wang '20.
The production crew is led by Technical Director Ian Diedrich. The Stage Manager is Teresa Shi '19. The running crew includes Lire Bolden '19, Emilie Hart '19, Julia Mariano '20, Scott McClearn '18, and Riley Norris '19. The costume design is by Ashley Harlow '19 and Madeline Siefert '20, under the supervision of Penny Covill.
Parking and entrance to the Performing Arts Center are on South Street in Middlebury. Reservations may be made by calling 203.577.4535. A silent auction and basket raffle will be held during intermission.