Uncle Vanya

AAR-APC-Uncle-Vanya-photo-by-Greg-ElmsThis June, multi-award-winning director Bronwen Coleman and the Anthropocene Play Company breathe immediacy and new life into Anton Chekhov’s renowned classic, Uncle Vanya, at Theatre Works, St Kilda.

Returning to the family’s country home with his gorgeous, much younger wife, the revered Professor Serebryakov is in turn adored and secretly resented by the extended family that have supported him for years.

The shock announcement that he’s thinking of selling the estate causes years of bitterness and disappointment to bubble to the surface, and threatens to horribly dismantle the lives of those who call it home.

Both comic and tragic, Uncle Vanya is Chekhov at his finest. Sex, gout and existential angst all come in to play as the characters wrestle with what it is to be human.

An Australian premiere, this powerful and dynamic new translation from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky is direct from New York. The Anthropocene Play Company (APC) focuses on bringing the text to accessible, visceral life – the result is Chekhov’s work as you’ve never experienced it before.

A life member of New York’s famous Actors Studio, Director Bronwen Coleman (Dirt, Naomi, Ignis)  and Anthropocene Play Company now bring this work to Melbourne’s iconic Theatre Works.

Known for “the power and technique” (The Age) of their acting, audiences can expect to see “Melbourne’s finest actors” (Theatre Travels) in this vital new interpretation of a treasured classic. Running for 10 shows only, this exciting new season from APC is not to be missed!

Director: Bronwen Coleman | Featuring: Dion Mills, Pia O’Meadhra, Alex Marshall, Sebastian Gunner, Catherine Morvell, Callum Mackay, Clare Larman, Helen Doig, Thilan Ahangama | Production Design: Harry Gill | Lighting Design: Sidney Younger | Sound Design: Bronwen Coleman | Stage Manager: Fia Søfting | Producers: Sophie Muckart, Mikhaela Ebony

Uncle Vanya
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season: 9 – 17 June 2023 (previews: 7 & 8 June)
Information and Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au

For more information, visit: www.anthropoceneplaycompany.com for details.

Image: The Cast of Uncle Vanya – photo by Greg Elms