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Philadelphia Theatre Company's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" (Photo credit: Mark Garvin)

Offscript: Vanya & Sonia & Critics & Chris

Let’s Durang it up! In this revamp of AMERICAN THEATRE’s Offscript podcast, we talk to Christopher Durang, whose play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is the most-produced play of the 2014-15 season.

Every other week, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts.

This week’s episode considers the coming theatre season’s Top 11 plays, including the one that will be most produced, Christopher Durang’s comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. After an interview with the playwright himself, we speak to critics from around the country who’ve seen the show: James Hebert of the San Diego Union-Tribune, August Krickel of the Columbia Free Times, and Wendy Rosenfield of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

And editors Diep Tran, Suzy Evans, and Rob Weinert-Kendt offer recommendations: Diep endorses the new beer garden at the hub of FringeArts in Philadelphia; Suzy endorses Bridget Everett’s raunchy new cabaret at Joe’s Pub, Rock Bottom; and Rob recommends a look back at the DVD of John Doyle’s stunning L.A. Opera production of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

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