Dreamwell’s 2014-2015 season, The Grand Delusion, opens with Anton Chekhov’s classic play Uncle Vanya, adapted by David Mamet and directed by Rachael Lindhart.
In Uncle Vanya a retired professor and his beautiful young wife return to the country estate left by his deceased first wife to find themselves overwhelmed by the stagnant inevitability of the rituals of their life and class, and mercilessly taxed by the encroachment of age at the expense of youth. All of the play’s characters are plunged into that precarious state where, in Beckett’s words, “the boredom of living is replaced by the suffering of being.” Uncle Vanya is poignant drama with surprising moments of comedy. Mamet’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya was the basis for the screenplay for the film Vanya on 42nd St.
Performances will be Oct. 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 10 S. Gilbert St. in Iowa City. All performances begin at 7:30. To order your tickets click here.