Chaos behind every breath.
Diligence, loyalty and desperation. This is Sonja and her uncle Vanya’s life. Business is running well, as usual. Guests are coming and going. Days pass. Life moves on. And still… somehow, everything must come to an end.
One day, Sonja’s father, Professor Serebjakov, pays a visit. Along with him comes his new and young wife, Jelena. From that day on, everything changes. An avalanche of failures and cowardness runs thru the Summer night, and crushes everything that runs in its way.
Despite the fact that it is 110 years since Anton Tjechov wrote his classic drama, the chore of the play is still current for today. What is stopping us from changing our lives? And why is it so hard for us to be happy?
Internationally acclaimed director Yana Ross premiered in Sweden with Uncle Vanya in the Fall of 2014. Her adaptation of this classic work has garnered much attention. It was presented both at The Performing Arts Biannual Conference in Malmö, Sweden, in May 2015, and at the Tampere Theatre Festival in August 2015.