Past Comedy:
Kentwood Players presents
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Susan Stangl
Produced by Myron Klafter and Alison Boole
Sept 17 - Oct 10, 2021
Christopher Durang’s hilarious comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE received multiple theatrical honors, including the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. Set in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the farmhouse where they grew up and cared for their elderly parents, while mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with her young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. With wit and absurdity, the toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age combine into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.


Played by
Vanya ············ Chris Morrison
Sonia ············ Valerie Sullivan
Masha ············ Sarilee Kahn
Spike ············ Giovanni Navarro
Spike (U/S) ············ Jeff DeWitt
Cassandra ············ Susan Stangl
Nina ············ Isabella Petrini


Masha is not happy with Sonia’s costume choice after being told, “I am the evil queen as played by Maggie Smith on the way to the Oscars.” (from left): Valerie Sullivan, Chris Morrison, Sarilee Kahn, Giovanni Navarro in Kentwood Players production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Casandra (Susan Stangl) tries to convince Vanya and Sonia (Chris Morrison and Valerie Sullivan) that there is trouble on the horizon. "I see visions, shadows of what lies ahead. It is my curse to see these shadows and my duty to warn you."
Sonia (Valerie Sullivan), Masha (Sarilee Kahn) and Vanya (Chris Morrison)

Masha and Spike expressing themselves in front of Sonia and Vanya (from left): Sarilee Kahn, Giovanni Navarro, Chris Morrison and Valerie Sullivan

Spike's reverse strip tease... Sarilee Kahn, Valerie Sullivan, Giovanni Navarro and Chris Morrison

Vanya and Sonia don't share Nina's youthful enthusiasm for costume parties. (from left): Chris Morrison, Isabella Petrini, Valerie Sullivan

Everyone except Masha asks Spike to " just put your clothes back on, for God's sake." (from left): Sarilee Kahn, Valerie Sullivan, Jeff DeWitt, Chris Morrison, Isabella Petrini

Masha (Sarilee Kahn) and Spike (Giovanni Navarro)
Vanya (Chris Morrison) and Sonia (Valerie Sullivan) and Masha (Sarilee Kahn) and Spike (Giovanni Navarro)
Nina shares her excitement for costume parties with Masha, Vanya and Spike. Jeff DeWitt, Sarilee Kahn, Chris Morrison and Isabella Petrini
Photos by Gloria Luz Estela Ramirez-Plunkett


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8301 Hindry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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