- Crow's Theatre
- Anton Chekhov
- Chris Abraham
- Sep 6 - Oct 2, 2022
- Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes including intermission
- Guloien Theatre
“How else should I look when I love you? You make me happy; you make me feel alive!"
–Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov
In the waning days of Czarist Russia, Ivan “Vanya” Voinitsky, and his niece, Sonya, toil ceaselessly to run their family estate. After retiring, Sonya’s father, a celebrated professor, returns to the estate with his young, glamourous wife. When he announces his plans to sell the land and evict them all, passions explode and lives come undone.
A dazzling cast, led by the incomparable Tom Rooney as Vanya, breathes new life into Chekhov’s masterpiece in a new adaptation by Liisa Repo-Martell. Brimming with emotional intensity, comedic genius, and tragic weight, this Crow’s Theatre commission and world-premiere adaptation provides an up-close encounter with a classic of world drama that every theatre lover must see.
Directed by Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham, UNCLE VANYA reunites the creative team from The Seagull, the 2017 smash-hit co-production with Canadian Stage and The Company Theatre.
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes with intermission.
Download the digital show program here: https://www.crowstheatre.com/uploads/2022-2023 Season/01 Uncle Vanya/Uncle_Vanya_Program_September_9.pdf
READ THE REVIEWS!Globe and Mail"The spellbinding season opener at Crow’s Theatre."https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/reviews/article-the-striking-uncle-vanya-at-crows-theatre-was-worth-the-wait/NOW Toronto"The Shape Of Home is smart, moving and full of soul. It does Purdy proud."https://nowtoronto.com/culture/review-the-shape-of-home-brings-poet-al-purdys-life-and-work-to-musical-lifeIntermission Magazine"It's a triumphant Uncle Vanya, and it’s not to be missed."Slotkin Letter"This beautifully sensitive production and deeply felt adaptation of Uncle Vanya is like a light in the world."A View from the Box"Nothing short of awe-inspiring"
https://aviewfromthebox.net/2022/09/10/crows-theatres-uncle-vanya/Our Theatre Voice"This ‘Uncle Vanya’ deserves to be at the top of your list>https://www.ourtheatrevoice.com/items-9/'uncle-vanya'-by-anton-chekhov-in-a-new-version-by-liisa-repo-martellIstvan Dugalin"Rooney is riveting.Barcza Blog"Repo-Martell and Abraham are fearless."Torontonicity"Don’t regret missing this gem!"https://torontonicity.com/2022/09/10/uncle-vanya-at-crows-theatre-chekhovs-family-drama-delights-review/Stage-Door"This may be the best production of Uncle Vanya you will ever see."
This production of UNCLE VANYA is dedicated in loving memory to John Duffy (November 5, 1963 - March 3, 2022), Crow’s Theatre Board Chair, 2018-2022.
- Carolyn Fe - Marina
- dtaborah johnson - Maria
- Ali Kazmi - Astrov
- Eric Peterson - Alexandre
- Anand Rajaram - Telegin
- Tom Rooney - Vanya
- Shannon Taylor - Yelena
- Bahia Watson - Sonya
- Anton Chekhov - Playwright
- Chris Abraham - Director
- Liisa Repo-Martell - Adapter and Assistant Director
- Julie Fox - Set and Props Co-Designer
- Josh Quinlan - Set and Props Co-Designer
- Ming Wong - Costume Designer
- Kimberly Purtell - Lighting Designer
- Thomas Ryder Payne - Sound Designer
- Kathleen Johnston - Head of Wardrobe
- Lisa Nighswander - Head of Props
- Jennifer Parr - Stage Manager
- Michael Barrs - Assistant Stage Manager
- Polly Phokeev - Russian Translator and Consultant
- Mario Morello - Musical Consultant
- Ariane Janisse - Directing Intern