An autumnal wistfulness pervades the Warehouse Theatre’s graceful, richly colored production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which opened Friday.

Director Roy S. Fluhrer highlights the poetic melancholy of this 1899 tragicomedy about malcontents trapped by the banality and boredom of provincial Russia.

Fluhrer’s staging is lucid, nuanced and lyrical, emphasizing verbal and dramatic clarity. Equally important for Fluhrer is emotional sincerity. Nothing is overplayed.

The story is set into motion when an esteemed professor returns to his sprawling countryside home with his new, much-younger wife. All of the characters on the estate are miserable, each in his or her own eloquent way.

Read more of this Greenville Online Review from Paul Hyde HERE.

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