09/06/2012 08:05 am ET Updated Nov 06, 2012

Christopher Durang, In A Russian Mood, Premieres A New Chekhov-Inspired Comedy

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang's new comedy, premieres at the McCarter Theatre Center in New Jersey prior to its Lincoln Center Theater life. Durang talks about adding Russian dressing to his wry.
Anton Chekhov would doubtlessly be surprised -- and probably pleased -- to see how Ivan Petrovich Voinitsky (a.k.a. his Uncle Vanya) has fled the endlessly boring hell of a rustic Russia on the cusp of the 20th century and time-traveled to new environs.