Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Vanya ..." is full of laughs and mayhem


          The summer is well underway for MSU Theatre with Highland Summer Theatre's 50th "Golden Anniversary" season opener, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," set to open this coming Wednesday, May 25th.


          This comedy by Christopher Durang is
about three siblings, all of whom are named after Anton Chekhov characters by their theater-loving, professor parents. Vanya and Sonia live easy enough lives spending their days reflecting on chances they have missed in life due to taking care of their now deceased parents. Cassandra, their housekeeper claims to be able to predict the future and warns them to beware. Problems soon arise when their famous actress sister, Masha, arrives in town for a visit with her young new boyfriend, Spike. While in town, Spike befriends an aspiring young actress who's name is Nina. This puts Masha on edge because Nina is very pretty and much younger than her. Tempers flare as Masha seeks to be the center of attention.

          Come see how the show plays out this week at the 50th "Golden Anniversary" of Highland Summer Theatre's opener "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." The show opens Wednesday and runs until Saturday, May 28th, with performances starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now at the MSU theatre and dance webpage. Or by calling the box office at (507) 389-6661, open 4-6 pm Monday-Friday and 6:30-7:30 on show nights. Single ticket prices for this show are $16, or $14 for seniors (over 65), children (under 16), and students (with a valid ID). Discounts can only be applied in person at the box office.

          If you would like to see all of the season's shows, season "Golden Tickets" are still available until Saturday. Season tickets cost $66 to see all four shows and must be ordered in the mail with the order form available in the season brochure.

Come and celebrate 50 "Golden" years of Highland Summer Theatre!