4 February, 2020
by Christopher Durang
arranged by Wolfgang & Annette Schutt
Although Durang’s play is strongly influenced by Chekhov, you don’t need to know Chekhov to enjoy this comedy, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.
The story revolves around the relationships of the three single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house.
Chekhovian themes of regret, envy, unrequited love, narcissism, lack of romance and the possible loss of an ancestral home all get their due as Durang blends comedy with semi tragic situations in a play set in modern day.