Uncle Vanya, Vakhtangov Theatre

Uncle Vanya, Vakhtangov Theatre

September 23, 2019April 27, 2020

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3 hours
15 min

Stage Russia screening series
Co-presentation with Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts


Written by Anton Chekhov​
Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

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.

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 3 hours (includes one 15 minute intermission).


  • 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

Creative Team

  • Director – Rimas Tuminas
  • Set Design and Costumes – Adomas Jacovskis
  • Music – Faustas Latenas
  • Lighting Designer – Maya Shavdatuashvili