Join the Swamp Meadow Community Theatre monthly Read-Through Group for our January Zoom reading of Uncle Vanya, written by Anton Chekhov! This will be a free, low pressure but high fun script reading.
The play portrays the visit of an elderly professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, Yelena, to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. Two friends—Vanya, brother of the professor’s late first wife, who has long managed the estate, and Astrov, the local doctor—both fall under Yelena’s spell, while bemoaning the ennui of their provincial existence. Sonya, the professor’s daughter by his first wife, who has worked with Vanya to keep the estate going, suffers from her unrequited feelings for Dr. Astrov. Matters are brought to a crisis when the professor announces his intention to sell the estate, Vanya and Sonya’s home, with a view to investing the proceeds to achieve a higher income for himself and his wife.
The event will run January 8th at 7pm (actors called for 6:30pm) and will be hosted on Zoom. Actors must be able to operate Zoom on their own. Character sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not discriminate, so feel free to sign up for whoever you like. Please sign up for one character slot per actor.
You can sign up here. Sign-ups open on December 27th at 5pm EST.
If you are unable to sign up or only wish to watch, the read-through will be open to all audiences as we will be streaming the entire reading on our site. This event will be presented free for all, but donations towards Swamp Meadow Community Theatre will be graciously accepted. Contact Assistant Creative Director Tyler H. Vigeant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
On January 8th at 7pm, you can click here to watch the performance live.