Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, 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.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Character Descriptions
Vanya: 50s, lives in Bucks County, PA with Sonia, his adopted sister; resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia Sonia: early 50s, lives in Bucks County, PA with Vanya; discontent, upset, regretful Masha: 50s, Vanya and Sonia’s sister; a B-list movie actress who gallivants around the world Spike: 29, Masha’s new companion; an aspiring actor who’s very attractive but self-absorbed Nina: 20s, niece of Vanya and Sonia’s neighbors; an energetic and sincere would-be actress who is star struck by Masha Cassandra: Vanya and Sonia’s odd housekeeper; a soothsayer who often makes ominous predictions