|photo courtesy of Lloyd Mulvey|
The young company of six took the Chekhov framily and brought high energy and hilarity to the usually heavy drama. Joel Rainwater as Vanya conveyed the drunk uncle effortlessly. His array of emotions from super inebriated to super anger were fun to watch. David Hudson as Astrov filled the “straight man” void of this production, ultimately having one of the funnier makeout moments with Amanda Sykes’ super seductive and lazy Yelena. Leah Walsh was lovely as the optimistically romantically hopeful Sonya. Stealing the show was Josh Sauerman as the kazoo-playing Waffles. He was a fan favorite with the amount of “awws” and “oohs” the audience uttered as he traveled across the stage with his puppy dog eyes.
Three Day Hangover did the unthinkable and made Chekhov bearable and cool. The incorporation of every adults favorite dirty game was a clever idea that kept the audience engaged and involved in the story.