“GIDDY! FUN! Gusts of laughter. A full-fledged comedy. The Boston Globe
A great, great comedy! Very SHARP & WITTY!” — WGBH
Outrageously funny! Impeccably performed. You couldn't ask for a funnier antidote to the winter blahs.” — South Shore Critic

In this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mashup from master of comedy Christopher Durang (Betty's Summer Vacation), Vanya and Sonia's quiet, bucolic life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. A Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, this rollicking and touching new comedy pays loving homage to Chekhov's classic themes of loss and longing.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 10 minute intermission


"I'll never forget the experience of sitting among an audience overcome with the explosive laughter elicited by this hysterical riff on the work of the world's great playwrights. The brilliant Christopher Durang has written a clever and creative play, and I know our smart, Chekhov-savvy audience will find much to recognize and relish. I look forward to welcoming Christopher back to the Huntington." — Peter DuBois
"In my 20s, I read Chekhov's plays and loved them. My impetus for Vanya... was the realization that I am now the age of Chekhov's older characters. And I found myself wanting to write a comic play — not a parody, but its own thing. Set in Bucks County (PA) in the present. So I took themes and characters from Chekhov, and put them into a comic blender."— Christopher Durang


  • Robin Young interviews Christopher Durang on WBUR's "Here & Now"

    From WBUR's Here & Now, January 22, 2015: Robin Young interviews playwright Christoper Durang about his smash-hit comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE.


  • What audiences are saying about Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Hear what audiences are saying about Christopher Durang's smash-hit Broadway comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at the Huntington, and get a sneak peek at scenes from the hit production.


  • Meet Playwright Christopher Durang

    Get to know Playwright Christopher Durang with this hysterical world premiere that turns Chekhov on its head. Durang's signature blend of neuroses and absurdity has never been more endearing...or relentlessly funny.


  • Meet Vanya

    Meet Vanya, played by Martin Moran. Resigned to his life … More or less …


  • Meet Sonia

    Meet Sonia, played by Marcia DeBonis. Discontent. Upset. Regretful.


  • Meet Masha

    Meet Masha, played by Candy Buckley. Glamorous. Successful. Goes gallivanting around the world.


  • Peter DuBois on Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Artistic Director Peter DuBois discusses the Huntington's upcoming production of Christopher Durang's hit Broadway comedy, and the enduring memory of Nicholas Martin, the Huntington's former artistic director.


Press Reviews

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"GIDDY! FUN! Gusts of laughter! A full-fledged comedy." — The Boston Globe
"A great, great comedy! Very sharp and witty!"
"OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY! Impeccably performed. All members of this cast are wonderful. You couldn't ask for a funnier antidote to the winter blahs."
— South Shore Critic

"Martin Moran's soliloguy is one of the play's highlights. His delivery is both poignant and priceless." — South Shore Critic
"Candy Buckley utterly cuts loose! There's an unhinged quality to her Masha."
"Spike is played to lunkheaded perfection by Tyler Lansing Weaks."
"Haneefah Wood is an absolute treat as Cassandra and Allison Layman is an asset as young Nina." — The Boston Globe
"Marcia DeBonis (Sonia) has a great delivery of many of Durang's best lines." — South Shore Critic

"BRAINY AND WITTY AND CLEVER! A hilarious mashup with endlessly inventive comic twists." — Variety
"DELIRIOUSLY FUNNY!" — The New York Times
"A witty play with a huge pop culture appetite." — The Huffington Post
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Audience Buzz

"BRAVO!!!!  Laughed all night… Excellent energy, fabulous characters… I highly recommend this play!! A must see! — Carol Allard Vancil on Facebook
"So… my husband, 18 year old son and I saw VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE last night. We also saw it on Broadway with David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver. Your production was so much better. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Hear that, Boston? Better than Broadway! How lucky are we?"— Helene Mayer on Facebook


  • Candy BuckleyMasha
  • Marcia DeBonisSonia
  • Tyler Lansing WeaksSpike
  • Allison LaymanNina
  • Martin MoranVanya
  • Haneefah WoodCassandra
  • Christopher DurangPlaywright
  • Jessica StoneDirector
  • Nicholas MartinOriginal Direction
  • David KorinsScenic Design
  • Gabriel BerryCostume Design
  • David WeinerLighting Design
  • Mark BennettOriginal Music and Sound Design
  • Bryan HuntAssociate Director
  • Alaine AlldafferCasting
  • Caparelliotis CastingCasting
  • Emily F. McMullenProduction Stage Manager
  • Kevin SchlagleStage Manager

Prices & Seating

Performance Day AA A B C D
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
$99 $85 $70 $55 $25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$87 $75 $55 $43 $25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $76 $63 $48 $38 $25

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

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