The Footlight Club's production of the Tony Award winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opens April 29. "We could all use a little humor about now and Christopher Durang is just the playwright to give it to us," said director Michael Colford. "You wouldn’t think transferring the well-known themes of Chekov’s plays; regret, envy, unrequited love, narcissism, lack of romance and the possible loss of an ancestral family home would be fodder to comedy but, in the hands of Christopher Durang, an American playwright with nearly twenty plays under his belt, the absurd becomes hilarious." Colford said he's excited about the terrifically funny cast who lean into absurdity to really make the show crackle with energy. "As the U.S. population ages, more and more of us are going through our 50’s and wondering if our lives have just passed us by," said Colford.