Video: Meet Sam Gregory

In this ongoing series, we briefly introduce you to the actors performing in our plays in a fun way. Episode 73: Meet Sam Gregory, who has been performing with the DCPA Theatre Company since 1992, and is now playing the sullen, sexually repressed Vanya, a middle-aged man unhappily living up to Chekhov’s gloomy prototype in Christopher Durang’s celebrated comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Gregory talks about falling in love with Denver, and, among other things, what Dr. Seuss, Champ Bailey and Clint Eastwood all have in common. (Namely: Him.)

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. It’s about adult siblings whose lives are disrupted by a visit from their Hollywood star sister … and a boy named Spike. It plays through Nov. 16 in the Ricketson Theatre. Call 303-893-4100, or go to www.denvercenter.org. Video by John Moore and David Lenk. Run time: 3 minutes. 

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Sam Gregory’s existential crisis doen’t even hit its nadir when his Vanya is forced to dress as a dwarf for a costume party. 
Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Ticket information
Performances run through Nov. 16
Ricketson Theatre
303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site at www.denvercenter.org

Previous 2014-15 “Meet the Cast” episodes:
Charlie Franklin,Lord of the Flies
Patty Goble,The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Matthew Gumley, Lord of the Flies
Paolo Montalban, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Linda Mugleston, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Donna English, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Eddie Lopez, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Burke Moses, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Beth Malone, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Ben and Noah Radcliffe, Lord of the Flies
Socorro Santiago, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Lesley Shires, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Gregory Isaac Stone, Lord of the Flies

Meet the cast episodes from the 2013-14 season:
Death of a Salesman
Just Like Us
Jackie & Me
The Most Deserving
A Christmas Carol
black odyssey
The Legend of Georgia McBride
Hamlet
Shadowlands
Animal Crackers

    Our previous coverage of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike:
    Vanya: Opening night photo gallery
    Video: Watch a montage of scenes from the production
    Cold coffee, hot popcorn make for a good stew
    Durang strikes an unexpected peace with an indifferent Broadway
    Vanya … is the most popular play in America
    Vanya: First rehearsal photos
    Video: Eddie Lopez works out with Fox’s morning ‘Everyday’ team
    Check out our Study Guide

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