Clark College Theatre presents "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

Tongue-in-cheek homage to Chekhov runs Nov. 11-19


November 3, 2016
For Immediate Release 

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College Theatre opens its 2016-2017 season with the Tony Award-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries Masha. Some of the show's elements are derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play's setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home.

Cast includes: H. Gene Biby (Vanya), Linda Owsley (Sonia), Kennedy Marvin (Masha), Matt Brown (Spike), Madison Harris (Nina), Danielle Neblock (Cassandra). Mark Owsley is directing.

Show Dates: Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19. All show times are at 7:30 p.m. in the Decker Theatre, Frost Arts Center, on Clark College’s main campus at 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA.

Ticket Information: Students (with ID) $9; Alumni (with membership) $9; Senior Citizens $11; General Admission $13. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Clark College Bookstore in Gaiser Hall, online at, or call 360-992-2815.

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit Gaiser Hall room 137, as soon as possible.