In this month’s Master Class Saturday dive into the world of Anton Checkov’s, the Father of Modern Theatre, masterpiece works – “Uncle Vanya”, “The Seagull”, and “The Three Sisters”!
The workshop will use video presentations, journalism, and scene work to explore the scene characters that inspired the comic genius that is Christopher Durang to write the Tony winning play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Actors will also get a crash course in method acting skills with games that improve sense memory, tactics, and rehearsal improv.
Ages 13 and up, please. No experience necessary.
Saturday, September 20th. 10 am-1 pm
Course Fee: $30. Walk-in enrollment allowed OR register now.
Spike is…well, Spike. What you see is what you get. What he lacks in brain cells, he makes up for in, y’know.
Masha is a movie star. She’s rich, she’s famous, and she has a delectable piece of arm candy in the dimwitted, but delightful Spike. Needless to say, her ego is as big as her personality, and she has little patience for her under-achieving siblings Vanya and Sonia.
She never grew up. While her sister Masha went to Hollywood and is now traveling the world as a rich-and-famous movie star, Sonia has never left her childhood home in Bucks County, P.A.
Melancholy. Middle-aged. And cornered in the confines of his childhood home in the less than metropolitan Buck County, PA. There he spends his days debating how many trees constitute an orchard with step-sister Sonia. Oh, and he has a clairvoyant maid name Cassandra.
But his woebegone world is turned upside down with an unexpected visit from his egomaniacal, movie star step-sister Masha, and her gorgeous, boy-toy Spike. Chaos reigns, creating more comical chaos than you’ll see anywhere else on a Tulsa stage!
Well if you’re us, you present a masterpiece of an entirely…different sort.
Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike is the magnum opus of perhaps theatre’s freshest and funniest writer, Christopher Durang. After a career spent making audiences laugh, think and wonder “Is this guy bonkers?”, Durang wrote a play so zany, so side-splitting, so original, voters had no choice but to award him the 2013 Tony for “Best Play”.
It’s easy to see why, for this is Durang’s bawdiest, most brilliant work.