Abbey Player’s Fall Comedy will be THE 2013 Tony Winner, “VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE”. 


The title roles will be played by:

Vanya – Milton Resweber (from Scott)
Sonia – Beth Finch (from Lafayette)
Masha- Dyan Schnaars (from Lafayette)
Spike – Ridge Romero (from Kaplan)

Cast as the soothsayer, Cassandra, is Raven Matthews (from Abbeville); and the young, innocent, student of theatre, Nina, is Samantha Booty (from Crowley). This is an adult comedy that explores family dynamics, and the loss of our humanity by the advent of technology. You will laugh until you cry.

Tickets go on sale on August 24th. To purchase online, click on “Tickets” on our website. Or call (337) 893-2442 if you need to pick up tickets at Abbey Players, 200 S. State Street, Abbeville.

Dates of performances:
Patons’ Night on Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
Evening performances on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th, 7:30 pm
Evening performances on Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd, 7:30 pm
Matinee on Sunday, September 24th – 2:00 pm
Evening performances on Thursday, September 28th, Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm

Evening performances begin at 7:30, while the matinee is at 2:00. Doors open one hour before curtain, except for Patrons’ Night when the doors open at 6:00 pm. Please come early to enjoy the ambiance of our historic theatre.

On Stage recently named VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE as one of the twelve best plays of the 21st Century. Get your tickets early, beginning August 24th.

In VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, master of comedy, Christopher Durang, takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up. The utterly hilarious and occasionally touching result is his latest play set in present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia have lived their entire lives in their family’s farmhouse. While they stayed home to take care of their ailing parents, their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia to feel trapped and regretful. Their soothsayer/cleaning woman Cassandra keeps warning them about terrible things in the future, which include a sudden visit from Masha and her twenty-something boy toy Spike. 



Performances will be held December 1 – December 17, 2017. Check back for specific dates and times to be posted later.

Show Information
Ralphie Parker’s quest is to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Cast of Characters
Ralphie Parker – Lead actor, 9-13
Ralph Parker – Storyteller
Esther Jane Alberry – Classmate, 9-13
Flick – Friend and classmate, 9-13
Helen Weathers – Classmate, 9-13
Miss Shields – Teacher, adult
Farkas – Bully (can be male or female)
Mother – Adult
Schwartz – Friend and classmate, 9-13
The Old Man – Dad, adult
Randy – Little brother, under 9 years old
Department Store Santa Claus – Jolly ole chap


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