The Public in Theatre in Lewiston is staging a production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

It's a comedic family story that's somewhat inspired by Russian artist and playwright Anton Chekhov - but you don't need to know any Chekhov to find the humor in the play.

It's the story of a pair of siblings who get a visit from their aging movie star sister. And for all the comedy, it's got moments of poignancy, too.

More information: The Public Theatre