What keeps a person alive? A celebrated professor has built a life and career off of the profits of a rural farm run by Sonya, his daughter, and Vanya, his brother-in-law from a previous marriage. Returning to the family estate the professor surprises all by announcing his intention to sell the property so that he and his beautiful younger second wife can live more comfortably in the city. Can the different members of this complicated family and their friends survive the tedium of life without work? Quintessence will conclude season VII with Anton Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA in a new American translation by Annie Baker. This classic Russian drama is part romance, part tragedy, part farce, and explores what it is essential and of the most value in the collective human struggle to progress and endure.

THE ENSEMBLE

Serebraykov ............................ Dan Kern*

Yelena .................................... Julia Frey

Sonya .................................... Jessica M. Johnson

Vanya .................................... Steven Wright*

Maria .................................... Rosalyn Jamal

Astrov ................................... Kevin Bergen*

Telegin ................................. David Blatt

Marina ................................. Susan Chase

Yefim .................................... Daniel Ison

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by Alexander Burns

Lighting by John Burkland

Fights by Ian Rose

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 31 @ 7pm - Pay What You Can Preview

Thursday, June 1 @ 7pm - Preview

Friday, June 2 @ 8pm - Preview

Saturday, June 3 @ 8pm - Opening Night & Celebration

Sunday, June 4 @ 3pm

Wednesday, June 7 @ 7pm

Thursday, June 8 @ 7pm - Post-show Artist Talk-back

Friday, June 9 @ 8pm

Saturday, June 10 @ 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, June 11 @ 3pm - Post-show Artist Talk-back

Wednesday, June 14 @ 2pm & 7pm

Thursday, June 15 @ 7pm

Friday, June 16 @ 8pm

Saturday, June 17 @ 8pm

Sunday, June 18 @ 3pm