A new adaptation of Uncle Vanya centered around a black family living in St. Louis
Sunday, May 17 at 7:00pm & Monday, May 18 at 7:30pm
Vanye, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s adaptation of the Chekhov classic, Uncle Vanya, takes on issues of gentrification, exploring our complicated relationships with corporations, community, and social capital in “developing” spaces. For Chisholm: “Uncle Vanya is a story about limitations. It’s about people who understand, in their bodies, that they aren’t entitled to anything – least of all happiness. But never-the-less, they persevere. In order to truly capture this feeling of hopelessness and endurance, the adaptation must center around a black family living in my hometown: St. Louis.” Chisholm is a National New Play Network Affiliated Artist, and has received the 2018 Smith Prize for Political Theater for Vanye, a commission award established in 2006 by Timothy Jay Smith and a group of socially conscious donors to encourage emerging playwrights to tackle the pressing issues of our times.
Running Time: TBD
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For both performances of Vanye, these tickets will be made available at 10:00am on Thursday, May 7.
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