‘Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike’ To Hit Five Towns

Everyone’s a little crazy, but these siblings are hopeless. The award-winning Five Towns College Theatre Division’s cast is set to perform the hilarious “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” next week.

The production, which is hosted at the Five Towns College Performing Arts Center at 305 North Service Road in Dix Hills, is set to deliver side-splitting laughs Oct.13-Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m., and on Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

The comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is set to hit the stage at the Five Towns College Performing Arts Center next week. Staring in the show are, seated from left: Jenna Ghidaleson, who is playing Sonia; Tyler Belo, who is playing Vanya; and Jenna Caretsky, who is playing Masha. Noah League, front right, is playing Spike.

The comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is set to hit the stage at the Five Towns College Performing Arts Center next week. Staring in the show are, seated from left: Jenna Ghidaleson, who is playing Sonia; Tyler Belo, who is playing Vanya; and Jenna Caretsky, who is playing Masha. Noah League, front right, is playing Spike.

 

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is a hysterical comedy piece written by Christopher Durang. The show first premiered Off-Broadway at the McCarter Theatre, but opened on Broadway in 2013. That year, it won the Tony Award for “Best Play,” and the Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Play,” along with other accolades.

The comedy features two jobless, middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia (played by Tyler Belo and Jenna Ghidaleson respectively), who live together in a house paid for by their sister, Masha (played by Jenna Caretsky), who comes for a visit. The siblings catch up on life and, eventually, end up bashing heads, causing Masha to threaten to sell the house. This creative piece is based loosely off the works of author Anton Chekhov.

Academy Award-winner and director Milton Justice, who is also an esteemed Five Towns College professor, directs this production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

The performances run for one week only and are expected to sell out. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students. To buy tickets, or get more information, call the box office at 631-656-2148, or visit Ftc.edu/ftcpac/.