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By Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal
Special to Village News 

'Uncle Vanya' allows the audience to eavesdrop

 

Last updated 3/1/2018 at 4:26am

Jim Cox photo

The cast of "Uncle Vanya" sits at the kitchen table during an ordinary day in the play.

Just about everyone knows by now how intimate the space is at the Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre inside the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in Balboa Park at the Old Globe complex.

The White is the perfect space for the introduction of "Uncle Vanya" - a cozy spot to observe Russian author Anton Chekhov's characters as they manage their daily lives in the last days of the 1890's.

As the story begins in a peaceful, rural setting amongst a forest in the Russian countryside, Uncle Vanya (Jay O. Sanders) sips vodka with his pal Mikhail (Jesse Pennington), the country doctor. It is a July afte...



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