Vanya on 42nd Street

Character: Yelena

Directed by: Louis Malle

Written by: Andre Gregory

Produced by: Fred Berner

Cast Members: Phoebe Brand, Lynn Cohen, George Gaynes, Jerry Mayer, Larry Pine, Brooke Smith, Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory

Released date: October 19, 1994

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Duration: 1h 59min

In this imaginative reworking of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," filmmaker Louis Malle both distances the playwright's work and makes it more intimate. Theater director Andre Gregory and his actors, including Wallace Shawn as Vanya and Julianne Moore as Yelena, arrive at the decrepit New Amsterdam Theater in New York's Times Square, making casual conversation amongst themselves. While still wearing their street clothes, the actors then perform the play on a nearly blank makeshift stage.

Script developed by Never Enough Design