UNCLE VANYA, Southwest Shakespeare Company, February 27 – March 21, 2015
This acclaimed new adaptation of Chekhov’s classic from critically acclaimed playwright Annie Baker, author of Body Awareness, Mirror Circle Transformation, and The Flick, brings colloquial language and a new intimacy to this internationally beloved story of human relationships and yearning. Written with the “goal of creating a version that sounds to our contemporary American ears the way the play sounded to Russian ears during the play’s first productions in the provinces in 1898,” Ms. Baker’s Uncle Vanya introduces 21st century audiences to Chekhov’s enduring wit, insight, and emotional depth.
February 27 – March 21, 2015
Farnsworth Studio Theater
Mesa Arts Center
Translated and Adapted by Annie Baker and Margarita Shalina