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New Saloon


Friday, January 6

This performance contains the use of loud gunshot sound effects.

The Robert Moss Theater at Playwrights Downtown

440 Lafayette Street 

Members and Partners: $20
Non-Members: $25 + fees

Running Time: 80 minutes

Photo by Elke Young

New Saloon’s irreverent mashup of English-language translations of Uncle Vanya – from the dusty 1916 edition to Google Translate’s whack results – is a kaleidoscopic amplification of Chekhov's depressing comedy. Each character is interpreted by multiple actors and through multiple translations, in an athletic attempt to say one true thing. “I’ve been made a complete fool,” Vanya says, “foolishly betrayed,” Vanya agrees, “stupidly cheated,” Vanya clarifies.

New Saloon (Milo Cramer, Morgan Green, and Madeline Wise) handcrafts original performances — from evening-length dramas to two-minute dance videos. They celebrate the unique and enduring aspects of live performance and the dramatic canon; putting ancient traditions in dialogue with contemporary aesthetics, politics, and new media.

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All orders subject to $3 per ticket service fee and $1.50 per ticket facility fee. There is a $5 fee for UTR packs. Service fees for single tickets are waived at the Box Office window. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners. Plays, titles, actors, directors, and performance dates and times are subject to change. All sales are final, no refunds or cancellations. 

Created by New Saloon
Directed by Morgan Green
Dramaturg Elliot B. Quick

Featuring Rachel Christopher, Milo Cramer, Austin Durant, Fernando Gonzalez, David Greenspan, Caitlin Morris, Sarah Tolan-Mee, and Madeline Wise


Producer Caroline Gart
Stage Manager Katherine Shelton
Composer Deepali Gupta
Scenic Designer Kristen Robinsom
Costume Designer Alice Tavener
Lighting Design Masha Tsimring and Oliver Wason
Sound Design M. Florian Staab 


Text Anton Chekhov

Translations Marian Fell, Laurence Senelick, Paul Schmidt, Carol Rocamora, Milo Cramer and Google Translate