“these last couple of years, the usually conservative Newell has morphed, right before our eyes, into one of those rare directors with the talent to startle us, while also showing us something coherently fresh and useful. He’s one of this city’s most significant artistic assets.” -Chicago Tribune
“Newell, a masterful director, is clearly at the height of his powers. He has wrestled lovingly with Chekhov for years, and they have become formidable partners in spirit and motion, with John Culbert’s lighting, Miranda Hoffman’s costumes and sound design by Andre Pluess and Ben Sussman all exquisitely interwoven.” -Sun-Times
Continuing Court’s partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art spanning more than three years, Director Charles Newell brings his signature style and unconventional approach to Chekhov’s work to reveal an energetic and unexpected Uncle Vanya, uncovering a witty, vital and deeply emotional experience that will explore the play’s delicate balance of laughter and tears.