Christopher Durang’s comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” kicks off ActorsNET’s 25th season, weekends Oct. 15 to 31 at The Heritage Center Theatre at 635 N. Delmorr Ave. in Morrisville.
Set in Bucks County, where Durang resides, the show depicts a frantic weekend in the lives of middle-aged siblings Vanya and Masha and their adopted sister, Sonia. Vanya and Sonia live in the farmhouse in which they were raised.
When Masha – a movie and stage star – returns home with her buff, 20-ish lover, Spike, she drags her siblings to a costume party. From this simple premise, family resentments and rivalries soon explode with riotous results – the flames of jealousy fanned by their housekeeper Cassandra, who is also a soothsayer. Dodging the crossfire is Nina, a starstruck young lady hoping for acting tips from the veteran actress.