Stage Russia: Uncle Vanya at the Parkway!

Stage Russia: Uncle Vanya at the Parkway!

Director: Rimas Tuminas

Russia, 180 min with one intermission

Language: Russian with English Subtitles

Program Notes

The Parkway is proud to partner with STAGE RUSSIA to bring to our historic big screen groundbreaking theatrical productions from Russia’s most exciting live theater. STAGE RUSSIA films productions from Russia’s most renowned theater companies and distributes them in HD into cinemas across the globe. The series is launching in March with Stage Russia: Chekhov’s Three Sisters at the Parkway!


UNCLE VANYA will screen Sunday, April 15 at 1pm and Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30pm. The production runs 180 minutes with an intermission. Tickets will be $10, and advance tickets will be available soon.


Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia
Written by: Anton Chekhov
Director: Rimas Tuminas
Set design and costumes: Adomas Jacovskis
Music: Faustas Latenas


Rimas Tuminas’ reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s tale about broken illusions and dashed hopes is freed from its traditional trappings, leaving behind a battlefield for passions and colliding ambitions.


We are given an empty space from which life has departed, a theatre space with grey slips, a plaster of Paris lion – a symbol of Petersburg, perhaps the ancestor who built the house came from there, a workbench made out of rough boards, an old sofa, several chairs of different colors.


This “Uncle Vanya” is about what Chekhov’s characters think and what they admit to only at moments of emotional turmoil. They are at times tongue-tied or overly brutal, but their revelations break out of them fervently, desperately just as a man breaks out of a stuffy room into the open air.


A Golden Mask Winner for Best Drama, featuring the inimitable Sergey Makovetskiy as Voynitsky.


Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky: Sergey Makovetskiy
Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov: Vladimir Simonov
Elena Andreevna: Anna Dubrovskaya
Sofia Alexandrovna (Sonya): Eugenia Kregzhde
Maria Vasilyevna Voynitskay: Liudmila Maksakova
Mikhail Lvovich Astrov: Artur Ivanov
Ilya Ilych Telegin: Yury Kraskov
Marina Timofeevna: Inna Alabina
Efim, a workman: Sergey Epishev


“Mercurially brilliant import from Moscow’s Vakhtangov theatre”—The Guardian (London)