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Suggested by Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, this graceful and well-acted drama set on an Australian sheep farm shortly after the end of World War II is written and directed by distinguished London stage director Michael Blakemore, who also costars; the other leading cast members are Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi, and Kerry Fox. Your first reaction may be to wonder whether in fact we need another Uncle Vanya so soon after Louis Malle's Vanya on 42nd Street, but you'll be pleasantly surprised at the freshness and skill of this version. Fine Arts.

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