From Russia with Love: Chekhov’s tragicomedy Uncle Vanya at The Cultch

Part of the Uncle Vanya cast: Anthony F. Ingram, Luisa Jojic, Robert Moloney. Photo Credit: Tim Matheson

Part of the Uncle Vanya cast: Anthony F. Ingram, Luisa Jojic, Robert Moloney. Photo Credit: Tim Matheson

It’s a tale of two brothers, a country doctor and their mutual admiration of one woman. Add a bit of alcohol, lust and yet another woman and you have a small snapshot of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya staged by Blackbird Theatre at The Cultch December 26 – January 18th.

Originally penned by Russian doctor and playwright Chekhov in 1897, Uncle Vanya takes place in late 19th century Russia and tells the tale of how the rambling country estate is turned upside down when main character Uncle Vanya plays host to his brother-in-law and new, beautiful wife.

“Anton Chekov’s writing is considered by many to be the pinnacle of modern dramatic art – so it is with great pleasure and high expectation that we approach this work,” says John Wright, Artistic Director of Blackbird Theatre.   Continue reading:
From Russia with Love: Chekhov’s tragicomedy Uncle Vanya at The Cultch