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Theatre to present 'Uncle Vanya' in person and livestream March 26-28
This event is open to the public

03.05.2021 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Promotional for Uncle Vanya

Updated: March 24, 2021 with new dates following inclement weather

Theatre Wesleyan will present the Anton Chekhov classic, Uncle Vanya, at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) from March 26-28. This production of the play will use a 95-minute  one-act adaptation translated by Eugene K. Bristow.

The production was originally scheduled for February but was postponed due to the recent inclement weather.

Considered one of Chekhov’s masterpieces, Uncle Vanya’s scenes from country life follow intermingling lives surrounding a Russian country house. When a retired professor and his young wife visit the country estate managed by his daughter and her uncle, the visit causes long-held resentments and secret passions to surface.

The production will be directed by associate professor of theatre Jeanne Everton. The cast and design team consists of Texas Wesleyan University students pursuing their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. The cast, in alphabetical order, includes Jonathan Burt (Professor Serebryakov), Bethany Bordelon (Yelena Andreevna), Richard Givans (Iliya Ilich Telegin), Brian Johnson (Mikhail Lvovich Astrov), Gianina Lambert (Maria Vasilevna), Julissa Norment (Sofya Alexandrovna), Hugo Morales Saldaña (Workman), Kristian Thomas (Ivan “Vanya” Petrovich) and Kirsten Wagner (Marina).

The production and design team include Olivia Dickerson (stage manager),  Andrea German (assistant stage manager), Joseph Laws (scenic design), Yajaira Rosales (lighting design), Kyrsten Howard (sound design), Mya Cockrell (assistant sound design), Madison Whitney (properties design), Ethan Brandt (assistant properties design), visiting professor of theatre Karen Potter (costume design) and Taliyah Salih (assistant costume design).

Faculty, staff and students, as well as audience members who attend Uncle Vanya, will adhere to local social distancing guidelines.

All plans and information are subject to change and announcements will be made in the event adjustments are, or need to be, made for the safety of our faculty, staff, students and audience.


  • Friday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m.

*Times and indoor venue subject to change; please check the website for more details and updates.

Estimated Run Time: 95 minutes without an intermission.


All plans and information are subject to change and announcements will be made in the event adjustments are, or need to be, made for the safety of our faculty, staff, students and audience. Please check the Theatre Wesleyan Facebook page for the most up-to-date information and updates. Audience members who purchase their tickets in advance will receive any updates via the email address provided upon checkout. 


Tickets will be $5 to attend the performance in-person. Tickets purchased in advance are required and available at or by calling (817) 531-4211.

Audience members who choose to experience the show in-person are required to wear a mask over the nose and mouth and follow social distancing guidelines. A limited number of seats will be available for each performance. To maintain the safety of our faculty, staff, students and audience, no seats will be added and we will not accommodate late seating under any circumstances. The actors will wear masks during the performance.


Patrons can choose to buy access to a live stream of the performance for $5 at or by calling (817) 531-4211. Please refer to the performance schedule for specific dates and times. Live stream links will be emailed to patrons 2-2.5 hours before showtime.

If you have questions, please contact the Theatre Wesleyan office at (817) 531-5867.

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