VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang at Portland Center Stage

The opposite of stunning. Little reason for this play to exist. Durang has about 3% the comedy writing talent of a Bruce Norris, Edward Albee or Tracy Letts – and it shows. In the absence of real subject matter, the usual celebrity references and visual gags will have to do. Generic. Thin.

Thru Feb 8

Read Brendan Kiley’s review of VANYA at ACT in Seattle for his take on Durang’s “magical Negro”.

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