August 11, 2011
The Kennedy Center’s Theater Look-in series will continue Aug. 16 with an inside look at the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Uncle Vanya, which officially opened at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater Aug. 6.
The 5 PM event in the Family Theater will include appearances by Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Hayley McElhinney and John Bell, who will offer “an insider’s look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.”
Directed by renowned Chekhov interpreter Tamás Ascher, the cast features John Bell as Serebryakov, Cate Blanchett as Yelena, Sandy Gore as Maria, Hayley McElhinney as Sonya, Anthony Phelan as Telegin, Richard Roxburgh as Vanya, Andrew Tighe as a laborer, Jacki Weaver as Marina and Hugo Weaving as Astrov.
This adaptation of the Chekhov classic was penned by Andrew Upton. The production premiered in Australia at Sydney Theatre in November 2010.
The production also features set design by Zsolt Khell, costume design by Györgyi Szakács, lighting design by Nick Schlieper and music and sound design by Paul Charlier.
Tickets for the Theater Look-in, priced $12, are available by visiting www.kennedy-center.org.