June 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, John Bassett Theatre
255 Front St. W.

June 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, John Bassett Theatre
255 Front St. W.

In Russian with English subtitles.

 in association with present

After a sold-out run in London’s West End, Russia’s legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theater makes a triumphant return to Toronto with its award-winning production of Anton Chekhov’s


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

“Dazzling production by Rimas Tuminas” – The Guardian (London)

The production features a star-studded cast of Russia’s most acclaimed actors: Sergey Makovetskiy, Liudmila Maksakova and Vladimir Simonov. Director Rimas Tuminas injected his hallmark “tableaus of striking beauty and grace” (New York Times) into this fresh take on Chekhov’s timeless classic, while remaining faithful to the long-standing Stanislavski theatrical tradition.

UNCLE VANYA is story of characters caught between tradition and transformation, personal isolation and communal action, the lure of love and the security of duty. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Chekhov’s masterpiece lays bare the characters’ passions, hopes and desires with warmth and poignancy. Chekhov’s work is set in 19th-century Russia but remains relevant and modern today as a deeply human story of dashed dreams, thwarted love and eternal longing.

The production is the winner of the Golden Mask award (equivalent of the Tony Awards), Crystal Turandot and the International Stanislavsky Theatre.

Stage Director – Rimas Tuminas
Set design and costumes – Adomas Jacovskis
Composer – Faustas Latenas
Starring – Sergey Makovetskiy, Liudmila Maksakova,Vladimir Simonov, Anna Dubrovskaya, Eugenia Kregzhde and others.

About Vakhtangov Theatre:
Founded by a legendary Russian theatrical director and Stanislavsky’s scholar, Evgeny Vakhtangov, in 1921 and now led by one of the hottest European directors, Rimas Tuminas, legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia is now Moscow’s landmark, located in the very heart of the city, and rated as the best theaters in Russia by both critics and audience. Vakhtangov’s troupe, that includes numerous Russian star actors, always presents the most original and interesting repertoire, with most of its productions being sold-out months in advance. Learn more about the company at vakhtangov.ru

Running time: 3 hours with one intermission.