Alvernia theatre professor brings new life to “Uncle Vanya”


Dr. Nathan Thomas, associate professor of theatre at Alvernia University, has written a new translation of Anton Chekhov’s great tragicomedy “Uncle Vanya,” to be performed at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) in Baltimore, Md., Feb. 13 through March 1. Thomas will also play the role of Alexander Silver for the show.

“Uncle Vanya” is a bittersweet comedy about love, and how it makes life worth living. Originally debuting in 1898, this masterpiece by Anton Chekhov helped define today’s comedy. The storyline revolves around a beautiful, young woman who arrives in a country village populated by lonely hearts — bringing with her a hilarious, hopeless, and breathtaking reason to live.

Directed by CSC’s Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar, this new translation was written by Nathan Thomas — a CSC Company Member and theatre professor at Alvernia University whose specialty is Russian theater history.

The Performance will run Feb.13 - March 1, Thursdays through Sundays at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 South Calvert Street in Baltimore, Md. Call 410-244-8570 or order tickets online at www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is grateful to funders and partners, including the Howard County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council, Howard County Government, The William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund, WTMD, and Maryland Public Television.

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