Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, in a new version by Annie Baker. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for The Flick, Baker earned rave reviews for her version of Chekhov’s classic drama, which enjoyed its sold-out world premiere at New York’s Soho Rep. in 2012.
“Superior to any other Uncle Vanya I’ve read or seen…Baker practices astonishing verbal magic over and over again.”
Annie Baker, one of the most celebrated playwrights in the United States, lends her truthful observation and elegant command of the colloquial to Anton Chekhov’s despairing masterpiece Uncle Vanya. Hailed as “devastatingly beautiful” (Village Voice) and a critical hit in its Off-Broadway premiere, Baker’s telling is a refreshingly intimate and modern treatment of a Chekhovian classic.
Annie Baker’s plays include The Flick (2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Obie Award), The Aliens (Obie Award), Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie Award) and Body Awareness. Her work has been produced at more than a hundred theatres in the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries internationally. Recent honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Steinberg Playwright Award and New York Drama Critics Circle Award. She is a resident playwright at the Signature Theatre.