Sneak Preview Review: UNCLE VANYA

by Lynn on September 10, 2022

in The Passionate Playgoer

Live and in person from Crow’s Theatre, at the Streetcar/Crowsnest. Plays until Oct. 2, 2022.

Written by Anton Chekhov

Adapted by Liisa Repo-Martell

Directed by Chris Abraham

Set and props co-designer, Julie Fox

Set and props co-designer, Josh Quinlan

Costumes by Ming Wong

Lighting by Kimberly Purtell

Sound by Thomas Ryder Payne

This beautifully sensitive production and deeply felt adaptation of Uncle Vanya is like a light in the world. Chris Abraham’s direction illuminates the ache of yearning, of disappointment and lost love. Liisa Repo-Martell’s adaptation breathes a freshness into Chekhov’s timeless play, that enhances it without distorting it.

The cast is sublime. As Uncle Vanya, Tom Rooney gives a masterclass of a performance.

Stunning theatre, all round.

Full review to follow shortly.

Crow’s Theater Presents:

Runs until: Oct. 2, 2022.

Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (1 intermission)

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