"You know, I used to think that being a creep meant you were sick or abnormal, but lately I've come to the conclusion that we're all creeps. Everyone in the world, behaving naturally, is a complete creep."
"This strikingly intimate Uncle Vanya is one of the summer's hot tickets."The New York Times
"Wholly absorbing."Time Out New York
"Devastatingly beautiful [...] Go see it. People are going to be talking about this one for years."Village Voice
"Annie Baker's colloquial version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya is more than a modern-dress treatment of a classic work. It's a fresh rethinking of the material from the perspective of a modern mind."Variety
"The most intimate and engaging exploration of Chekhov's bleak comedy since Andre Gregory's Vanya on 42nd Street more than 20 years ago."Bloomberg News
"A soul-satisfying Uncle Vanya."Philly Inquirer
"Baker's strikingly colloquial (yet remarkably faithful) translation [...] eliminates any distance we might feel from these universal characters first created over 100 years ago, but recognizable to -- and in -- each one of us."TheaterMania
"Chekhov's 1898 masterpiece [...] as low-frills, intimate and homemade as possible."The New York Times
"Top 10 things on the New York stage."New York Daily News
"Baker practices [...] astonishing verbal magic."The Paris Review
Uncle Vanya (Baker, trans.) Script
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This intimate, immersive new adaptation of Chekhov's classic from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker -- author of Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation, and Th Flick -- brings colloquial language to this internationally beloved story of human relationships and yearning. Written with the "goal of creating a version that sounds to our contemporary American ears the way the play sounded to Russian ears during the play's first productions in the provinces in 1898."