Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike move on to EPAC's stage on June 9

June 9 - 18

Three middle aged siblings and others in their lives navigate life, love, and loss in a Pennsylvania town.

"EPAC's 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' is a hilarious look at family dynamics and searching for meaning in life"

Jane Holahan, Lancaster Online
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Described at its premiere by The New York Times as a "sunny new play about gloomy people," Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike comes to EPAC after a successful run on Broadway and several awards, including a 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.

"Ephrata Performing Arts Center Presents a Witty VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE"

Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation
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Featuring an array of themes from Anton Chekhov's works, the play calls on classic works in more ways than just the siblings' names – but audiences need not be familiar with the Russian playwright’s catalogue to enjoy the characters’ antics.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, interrupted"

Michael C. Upton, The Ephrata Review

Directed by Pat Kautter, the siblings and their cohorts will be brought to stage by a talented cast of actors. "EPAC is known for presenting modern cutting age theater to our audience," says Kautter. "We are very excited to be presenting the newest work of one of America’s most renowned comedic playwrights. Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is sure to tickle the funny bone of EPAC audiences."

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's Partial Show Sponsor is Hagelgans & Veronis and Jim Hagelgans and Gale Zorian.

EPAC's Opening Night Party is at the American Legion Cloister Post 429.

EPAC's 2016 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2016 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Take home a keepsake poster commemorating Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Now is your chance to purchase an original, limited-edition piece of art to bring theater into your home. A great gift for any budding theater fan, this poster will make a powerful visual statement wherever it is displayed! Each poster is $10 and will be signed and numbered by the artist to verify its authenticity.

Only 20 of these original masterful works will be produced, so act now to secure a piece of EPAC history that you and your family will cherish for years to come!

Once purchased, your artwork will be available for pickup at the theater during the run of the show, June 9 - 18. Sorry, shipping is not available. Please bring your email confirmation as proof of purchase when you come to pick up your artwork.

You could also be the lucky winner of a limited edition original piece of art signed by the entire cast and crew!

Yes, one of these limited pieces will be secured and signed by the entire cast and crew of EPAC's production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

This special legacy piece is going to be raffled during the run of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike with the drawing to be held closing day, June 18. You need not be present to win! Raffle tickets will be sold 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, your home for theater that matters!


Creative Team

Director - Pat Kautter
Stage Manager - Rob Adams
Set Designer - Braden Hooter
Costumes - Kate Willman
Props - Jess Zeidler
Lighting - Mike Wiltraut
Sound - Kyle Kirkpatrick


Vanya - Ed Fernandez
Sonia - Sharon Mellinger
Masha - Cynthia Charles
Spike - Brian Viera
Cassandra - Blessing Robinson
Nina - Jennifer Amentt

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is sponsored by:

Partial Show Sponsor

Hagelgans & Veronis and Jim Hagelgans and Gale Zorian

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications



More Information


Coming Soon

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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The 2018 Season at EPAC
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2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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