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The Drama Group to Present the Comedy ‘Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike’

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By: Tina Zagone

The Drama Group is will present ‘Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike,’ a zany comedy by Christopher Durang to our audience directed by Mary Ellen Fawk.  Performances will be held at The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre on May 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 at 7:30 pm and matinees on May 6 & 13 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $19 for seniors and $15 for students with ID. Group discount rates are also available. Good seats are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 708-755-3444 or online here.

SYNOPSIS – ‘Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike’

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives.  Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike.  Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.  Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

Some of the show’s elements were derived from works of Anton Chekov, including several character names, the play’s setting in a cherry orchard and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home.

Get your tickets now for this sunny play about gloomy people!

Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike Actors  
Karen Cassin Sonya Beecher, IL
Alicia Cuccia Cassandra Mokena, IL
Ron Edwards Vanya Chicago Heights, IL
Regina Gadotti Masha Chicago Heights, IL
Samm Hilger Nina Burbank, IL
Geoffrey Purvis Spike Homewood, IL
Mary Ellen Fawk Director Chicago Heights, IL
Barbara Whitney Assistant Director Richton Park, IL
Russ Hoganson Set Design Homewood, IL
M.J. Renzi Set Construction New Lenox, IL
Wayne “Skipp” Poulton Painting Chicago Heights, IL
Wayne “Skipp” Poulton Props & Décor Chicago Heights, IL
Diane Principe Costumes Crete, IL
Regina Gadotti Make up & Hair Chicago Heights, IL
Jennifer Larkin Light Design New Lenox, IL
Rose Crockett Stage Manager Chicago Heights, IL
Tina Zagone Marketing / Publicity Olympia Fields, IL
Diane Kaffka Publicity Photos Tinley Park, IL

For additional information, call 708-755-3444 or visit:

The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre is located at 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. For directions and other information regarding Drama Group activities, please visit: