Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike


The ad above fell into my hands, and I-hapless victim of false advertising-immediately thought, “Finally! A play about a woman and the man she shrinks and then forces to live in a tiny dollhouse and then she uses him as her plaything every night and every day and every morning and she has her friends Vanya and Masha over and they share him and he cries out in pain and humilliation but he really loves it and they live happily ever after!”

But, no.

The play is not about that.


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    1. I liked the movie, but neither the poster (nor the movie title) incited a tornado of fun thoughts for me. Odd, because my mind loves a defiant, intrepid shrunken guy.


  1. Damn. That’s an expensive lesson to learn. Like, what demographic were they trying to appeal to? Why not market their little drama to Plushies, Cake-sitters or… Jacobites?


    1. Oh, I didn’t actually go to the play. The look of the poster did cause me to do a search, and that’s how I found out I wasn’t going. I’m more of a concert and opera goer anyway.


  2. That poster is eminently unfair. In many cases such things are merely tossed together collages with no rhyme or reason. But she’s glancing askance with a “what should I do with this thing” look in her eyes. Grrrr…


    1. Yes! That’s exactly what I thought! It’s impossible to hold a home in the palm of your hand and fail to form some design on those living in it. It’s just how things are done in my world. So the naive thought that followed was, “Oh, boy, this has GOT to be the best play in history!”


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