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Uncle Victor

O'Neill followed the original closely but not slavishly, and the resulting hybrid was a graceful and poignant evening of theater.

Proscenium

  • Full Length Play
  • Dramatic Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! Cort Theatre - Hollywood Award for Best New Play
    Winner! Sewanee Playwrights Retreat Fellowship
    Winner! American Embassy Tour of Budapest
Uncle Victor is a historical comedy inspired by the classic Russian play, Uncle Vanya, by Anton Chekhov.

O'Neill places her characters on Waverly Plantation in 1899 Louisiana. Will Uncle Victor be able to save the sugar plantation now that the professor and his gorgeous young wife have returned with their excessive epicurean needs? Uncle Victor must choose between passion for the new wife and preservation of the family estate. He and the doctor try to salvage the best for Louisiana, but fall in love with the new wife, a diva who has none of their interests.

Selective staging of a parlor in an old plantation house can be done with simple or draped furniture pieces.

REVIEWS:

O'Neill followed the original closely but not slavishly, and the resulting hybrid was a graceful and poignant evening of theater.

Dalt Wonk Proscenium
  • Casting: 3M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Parts for Senior Actors, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

RANDOLPH TROWELL (DOLPH) - a retired professor.
ELLEN BARNES TROWELL - 27; his wife.
SOPHIE MALLORY TROWELL - his daughter by his first wife.
LOUISE MALLORY (MAMERE) - mother of the professor's first wife.
VICTOR - her son.
DAVID AUGUST GREENAN - a doctor.
MARIE GAUDET - an old nurse.

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Uncle Victor is a historical comedy inspired by the classic Russian play, Uncle Vanya, by Anton Chekhov. O'Neill places her characters on Waverly Plantation in 1899 Louisiana. Will Uncle Victor be able to save the sugar plantation now that the professor and his gorgeous young wife have returned with their excessive epicurean needs? Uncle Victor must choose between passion for the new wife and preservation of the family estate. He and the doctor try to salvage the best for Louisiana, but fall in love with the new wife, a diva who has none of their interests. Selective staging of a parlor in an old plantation house can be done with simple or draped furniture pieces.

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