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Vanya (Bill Vought) welcomes Masha (Amy Hanson) home with her beau, Spike (Matthew Rangel), while Sonia (Tina Paukstelis) is more annoyed than welcoming.

RACINE — A dysfunctional family with a dash of Chekov takes center stage at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” through Jan. 28.

Vanya and Sonia are living their mundane lives when their movie star sister, Masha, swoops in with her much younger boyfriend, Spike. The three siblings, all with extremely different personalities, reflect on life and the circumstances that have brought them together. Throw in a psychic, voodoo loving housekeeper and aspiring ingénue actress and the siblings misery is transformed into a heartfelt comedy with wit and absurdity.

Directed by Michael Clickner, the cast will feature Bill Vought as Vanya, Tina Paukstelis as Sonia, Amy Hanson as Masha, Matt Rangel as Spike, Noelle Carter as Cassandra and Kayla Gauthier as Nina. Written by Christopher Durang, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Some adult humor may not be suitable for younger patrons.

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Additional performances will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 20 and 28, and 7 p.m. Jan. 21 and 25. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 62 and older and $13 for students 21 and younger. Tickets cost $14 for the 7 p.m. Jan. 21 and 25 shows. Call 262-633-4218 or go to www.racinetheatre.org.

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Loreen Mohr is the community coordinator for The Journal Times.

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