Uncle Vanya's Tribeca Country House

Sam Gold and Annie Baker team up to stage an intimate Chekhov

For Chekhov’s people, the only form of salvation from time’s remorseless advance is scrupulous attention to everyday tasks—keeping accounts, making sure others are fed and comforted, sustaining life in small ways. For this production, too, grace is in the details: Vanya vehemently chomping a pickle while excoriating his own failure with perverse glee; the almost Caravaggio-like modulation of light and shadow; how the stage is voided in the tumultuous third act to match the environmental blight mapped on Astrov’s charts.

Maria Dizzia and Michael Shannon
Julieta Cervantes
Maria Dizzia and Michael Shannon

Go see it. People are going to be talking about this one for years.

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