The two female leads overacted throughout the play, exhibiting no variation in tone or inflection, and movement-wise best described as inoffensive. Yelena yelled monotonously through almost every single line. The male actors, especially Uncle Vanya, were better. But the production as a whole projected the bizzare feeling of puritan evangelicism. Aside from the apt portrayal of Uncle Vanya, none of the other characters exhibited any of the repressed stoicism that I had expected from a Checkhov play. The set looks like the inside of a tavern -- right out of Robert Rodriguez's Desperado. In the second half, you began to think that the production would be redeemed by a very clever ending-- ending on a dramatic climax. But, alas, it is not the end. And the audience is forced to sit in confusion through more bad acting.
Pros: Student Discount, Nice Atmosphere, Convenient Location
Cons: Horrible Acting, Over Directing, Odd Interpretation