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160 Main St., Route 101

Marlborough NH 03455 US


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 336 

Keene, NH 03431 US

BRANCH RIVER THEATRE


VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE

Written by CHRISTOPHER DURANG


CAST OF CHARACTERS:


Phillip Olsen......................................................CODY HALL

         Patrick Olsen ...................................................ANDREW FLAHERTY/ ETHAN DALEY

 Sally Olsen King................................................CJ CUMMINGS


                   Bob King............................................................JEFF REPKO

                   Sister Mary Elizabeth Catherine Theresa...........BRIDGET MCBRIDE

                   Detective Lance Hardy.......................................ERIC WALTHER


      Joy....................................................................SALLY REGENTINE

Directed by LORI GOLDRING

6 PERFORMANCES:
MARCH 10, 11,17 & 18 at 8PM
MARCH 12 & 19 at 2PM

THE STORY:
Bucks County, PA - Present Day –
Aging 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. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. 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 the imperious Masha.

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for best play, written with wit and absurdity, CHRISTONPHER DURANG’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui (though you don’t have to be a Chekov scholar to understand the humor), with the modern-day toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.

CAST OF CHARACTERS:
       Vanya.........................................PETER EISENSTADT  

   Sonia..........................................NANCY STEPHENS

       Masha.........................................MARILYN TULLGREN

                  Spike........................................................JOHN GILBERT              Cassandra...................................MARGARET LYNOTT
      Nina...........................................SAMANTHA DIPIETRO


SQUIRREL LAKE

Written by Brian Mitchell 

Directed by Mark Tullgren

       


 In a place called Squirrel Lake, you're bound to meet a nut or two!  Phil, Sally, and Patrick gather at their family's summer home on the shores of Squirrel Lake, Wisconsin, to read their recently deceased mother's will.  Through a series of unfortunate misunderstandings, they all become convinced that the neighbor claiming to be a nun is actually a prostitute. Meanwhile, Phil has accidentally helped his law firm swindle the nun's mother out of her house in Chicago, the nun's brother, Lance, is insane and seeking revenge, and Patrick has a stalker in the form of his boss's daughter, who also happens to be a psychic sent by the deceased mother to act as the vehicle of her will.  Sally's husband, Bob, is a walking accident, and their children are completely out of control.  When the family  decides that the nun/prostitute is possibly carrying Bob's child, things get a little out of hand!  In the end, Squirrel Lake proves that even the unlucky in life can find happiness and contentment if they simply look for the gifts given to them.

6 HILARIOUS PERFORMANCES:
MAY 12, 13,19 & 20 at 8PM
MAY 14 & 21 at 2PM