SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe will present a free, one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, on February 14 at the theatre.
Continuing his very popular interview series, Edelstein sits down with translator/director Nelson—a great American playwright, at once a poet of the stage and an innovator of theatrical form—and Pevear and Volokhonsky—the world’s foremost translators of Russian literature, and perhaps our most influential thinkers about the art of translation. They will discuss the collaborative process behind this Uncle Vanya, as well as the art of translation and bringing the classics of the stage to life for a contemporary audience.
Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, supported by the Fuson Family, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya receives a Globe-commissioned world premiere translation from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. Nelson (Illyria, The Gabriel Plays, Tony Award winner for Best Book of a Musical for James Joyce’s The Dead) also directs. Uncle Vanya will run February 10 – March 11, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run February 10–14. Opening night is Thursday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m.
This exhilarating revival of Uncle Vanya pairs one of the greatest plays ever written with the world’s most celebrated translators of Russian literature. Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone. This Globe-commissioned world premiere translation, performed in an unusually intimate and conversational style, provides an up-close encounter with a classic of world drama that every theatre-lover must see.
The cast of longtime Nelson collaborators includes two eminences of the American stage, Roberta Maxwell (Márya Vassílyevna Voinítskaya) and Jay O. Sanders (Iván Petróvich Voinítsky aka “Vanya”), as well as Celeste Arias (Eléna Andréevna), Jon DeVries (Alexánder Vladímirovich Serebryakóv), Kate Kearney-Patch (Marína Timoféevna), Jesse Pennington (Mikhaíl Lvóvich Ástrov), and Yvonne Woods (Sófya Alexándrovna aka “Sonya”).
Uncle Vanya is supported in part by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre. This translation of Uncle Vanya by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky was commissioned by The Old Globe with generous support from the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre. Additional support comes from Production Sponsors Mary Beth Adderley, Silvija and Brian Devine, Hal and Pam Fuson, and Jean and Gary Shekhter. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.
This special presentation is free to the public, though reservations are recommended to guarantee a seat. Reservations can be made by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
Single tickets to Uncle Vanya start at $30 and are on sale to the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at the Old Globe. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more.