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Selections from Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya

Presented by students in RCHUMS 383: Ibsen and Chekhov
Sunday, December 9, 2018
2:00-3:00 PM
Keene Theater East Quadrangle Map
Directed by Kate Mendeloff

Uncle Vanya, drama in four acts by Anton Chekhov, published in 1897 as Dyadya Vanya and was first produced in 1899 in Moscow. Considered one of Chekhov’s theatrical masterpieces, the play is a study of aimlessness and hopelessness.

Ivan Voynitsky, called Uncle Vanya, is bitterly disappointed when he realizes that he has sacrificed and wasted his life managing the country estate and business affairs of his former brother-in-law, Serebryakov, who, Vanya discovers, will never be anything more than a pedantic second-rate academic. Sonya, Serebryakov’s daughter and Vanya’s assistant, silently endures her unrequited love for a local physician. Vanya attempts to shoot Serebryakov but misses, and little changes. Neither of them can give up the work, however meaningless, to which they have devoted their lives. (From Britannica)
Building: East Quadrangle
Event Type: Performance
Tags: Free, Theater
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Residential College