10 OCT - 16 NOV 1996 — Drama
Auckland Theatre Company
Haunted by the spectre of a life hopelessly wasted, Vanya whiles away his time in the country with his mother and niece Sonya. Into this world of routine returns his newly remarried brother-in-law, accompanied by his beautiful new wife Helena. The new arrival stirs long-forgotten passions in Vanya, feelings complicate by Helena's attraction to the local doctor, Astrov. Country life is soon transformed into a hotbed of unrequited love and misplaced affection as this magnificent cast of characters struggle with themselves and each other to make sense of "what our real business life is."