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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2014)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Opening Date: Feb 09, 2014; Lead Performances: Mark Blum, Christine Ebersole, Shalita Grant, David Hull and Kristine Nielsen...; Writer: Christopher Durang; Director: David Hyde Pierce; Genre: Comedy

Some 40 years after he became king of the Yale Cabaret with his breezy, college-clever literary spoofs starring Yale drama school pal Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Durang shows up at Lincoln Center with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a wan comedy mash-up of Chekhovian themes that feels all the shallower for the fancy production values and star power attached to so sophomoric an exercise. Still game, Weaver camps it up, while David Hyde Pearce nobly approximates Russian melancholy. C+

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Originally posted Nov 13, 2012