Birmingham Festival Theatre

2014-2015 Season News
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Written by Christopher Durang
Directed by Janelle Cochrane

Bethe Ensey
Jared Funderburg
Brad Riegel
Debbie Smith
Katherine Hintz
Brooke Wood

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.

2013 Tony Award, Best Play
2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play
2013 Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Play
2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award, Best New Play

Get Your SPIKE T-Shirt On!
September 18 - October 4, 2014
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm.

Sept 18: Opening night reception after the show
Sept 25: Pay What You Can ($10 minimum)
Sept 26: Talk-back with the cast after the show
Sept 28: Matinee at 2 pm

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Durang, Chekhov, and Environmental Awareness

Vanya's play-within-the-play, "somewhat based on the experimental play that Konstantin writes in The Seagull," involves global weather change. "The setting," Vanya tells us, "is the universe once the earth no longer exists." In support of this theme in the production, BFT highlights the work of the following organizations.

Alabama Environmental CouncilAlabama Rivers Alliance
Black Warrior River KeeperCahaba River Society
Jones Valley Teaching FarmNature Conservancy
Railroad ParkRed Mountain Park
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

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