Plosive Production’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a two-act production with plenty of tongue-in-cheek Chekhovian references for the well-read and relatable family conundrums and existential humour for all.
Middle-aged siblings Vanya (Chris Ralph) and Sonia (Mary Ellis) live humdrum lives in their childhood home in Pennsylvania. That is, until their static daily routine is disrupted by the arrival of their vainglorious movie-star sister and benefactor Masha (Teri Loretto-Valentik), with arm-candy Spike (Drew Moore) in tow. To her siblings’ despair, Masha announces her intent to sell the family home. Deep-seated sibling rivalries and mid-life crises mingle as the characters discover what it truly means to live.Read the full review.