To celebrate their 15th year, Portland's Good Theater is staging a lively romp called "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

The characters (except for Spike) are named after characters in the works of Anton Chekov, but you don't need to be familiar with his work to appreciate the play.

Brian P. Allen, the executive and creative director at The Good Theater - as well as the director of this production - chose the play because it's been a crazy year and we could all use a laugh.