The City Theatre Company
3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722     512-524-2870     info@citytheatreaustin.org
The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
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Now Playing!
Thursday - Saturday 8 pm.
Sunday 3 pm.
Jan 12 - Feb 4
The most revered work of classic drama in
an exhilarating new Austin premiere

City Theatre Austin is proud to kick off the 2018 season with playwright
Anton Chekhov’s acclaimed play, Uncle Vanya.

Starring Beau Paul, Brianna Ripkowski, Julia Salas, Matt Flynn,
Jo Rake, Mike Dellens, Laura King, Andrew Fisher and Joe Kelley.
Directed and adapted by guest director Rod Mechem.

“There is no greater sorrow than to know another's secret when
you cannot help them.” – Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya is Anton Chekhov’s most cherished
work of hope, love, and loss. When a retired professor
and his beautiful young wife are forced to withdraw
to an estate in the vast country emptiness, their arrival
explode hidden passions and the lives of the entire
family come undone. Shattered illusions, deep secrets,
and the desire for love run thru the acclaimed play,
which has been staged in theatres for over one
hundred years. Both joyously comic and poignantly
tragic, this newly adapted interpretation by Rod
Mechem, captures all of Chekhov’s dynamic
characters, each struggling to find a life of meaning
and happiness. Uncle Vanya is a classic of world
drama still expressing themes that are just as recognizable
and resonant today. A must see for any theatre-lover!

“When one has no real life, one lives by mirages. It's still better than nothing.”
– Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov is one of Russia's most important literary figures, and one of the
greatest playwrights of modern times. He changed the theatrical world with his
plays which include The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The
Cherry Orchard, works still being performed today. Chekhov once wrote, "The
artist must be, not the judge of his characters and of what they say, but merely a
dispassionate observer.” His literary work has been embraced by audiences
throughout the world for their extraordinary insight into the lives of the ordinary.
Their lasting appeal lies in Chekhov’s talent for exploring universally human
situations with grace and dignity. In 1904, he died of tuberculosis at the young
age of 44. With alluring wit, his final words were, "It's been a long time since I
drank champagne."

SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
January 12 – February 4. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
The City Theatre 3823 Airport Blvd. Austin 78722.
General Seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10.
Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.
Tickets 512-524-2870 or info@citytheatreaustin.org.