Plays & Players Present Tom Stoppard's Absurdist Classic, Travesties
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The last date listed for Tom Stoppard's Travesties was Friday June 22, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Tony winner for Best Play of 2013, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike sends up the classic dramas of Anton Chekov with an absurdist tale of familial dysfunction. But, you don't have to be a Cherry Orchard scholar to appreciate this zany farce, which the Associated Press called "utterly refreshing." Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Bucks County farmhouse where they grew up. When their movie star sister, Masha, returns home unannounced with Spike, her 20-something boy toy, an unforgettable weekend ensues. Learn More
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Plays and Players’ production of Travesties is directed by Candace Cihocki (South Philly) and stars Cathy Mostek as Nadya (Drexel Hill), Jim Ludovici as Lenin, Bob Stineman as James Joyce (South West Philly), Andrew Carroll as Bennett (Philadelphia), Kaki Burns as Gwendolyn (Mt. Airy), Eric Wunsch as Tristan Tzara (South Philly), Kristen Norine as Cecily (Queen Village), and Tim Rinehart as Henry Carr (Cherry Hill).
About the Ticket Supplier: Plays & Players
Plays & Players began in 1911 as a social club devoted to expanding and developing new theater experiences for and by its membership. The first President, Maud Durbin Skinner, was the wife of the famed American actor Otis Skinner. The Plays & Players Theatre, then called the “Little Theatre of Philadelphia,” first opened its doors in 1913. The theatre wes founded by Beulah E. Jay and her husband Edward G. Jay, Jr. with acquaintance F.H. Shelton in an effort to produce “American plays of ideas,” an underrepresented genre at the time. During its 100 years of performing, Plays & Players theater company has produced innumerable notable performances — some of the most noteworthy being the world premiere of the acclaimed Broadway play Stalag 17 in 1949, and a childhood performance by actor Kevin Bacon in Member of the Wedding in 1974. The first season of Plays & Players included An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde and The Learned Ladies by Moliere, both still popular plays today.