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Swamp Meadow Community Theater

Uncle Vanya Read Through


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 serve basis. We do not discriminate, so feel free to sign up for whoever you like. Please sign up for one character slot per actor. 

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 [email protected] for more info.

Script can be found here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1756/1756-h/1756-h.htm

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A retired university professor, who has lived for years in the city on the earnings of his late first wife's rural estate, managed for him by Vanya and Sonya.

Jonathan Safford


Professor Serebryakov's young and beautiful second wife. She is 27 years old.

Nika Shakhmuradova


Professor Serebryakov's daughter from his first marriage. She is of a marriageable age, but is considered plain.

Abigail Paige


The widow of a privy councilor and mother of Vanya (and of Vanya's late sister, the Professor's first wife).

Robin Lofquist


Maria's son and Sonya's uncle. He is 47 years old

Andy Affleck
In Soviet Russia, part plays YOU


A middle aged country doctor. His preoccupation with the destruction of forests is one of the first discussions of ecological problems in world literature.

Robert Silva


Nicknamed "Waffles" for his pockmarked skin; an impoverished landowner, who now lives on the estate as a dependent of the family.

Justin Taylor
I was part of the Macbeth reading


An old nurse

Marina Tedesco


A Workman

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