Re: KM's "Uncle Vanya". Lucky ? Why ? It wasn't dificult to get tickets.
One great performance in it was Serebryakov (the Professor), typically this is played as if he really is some big high-powered Professor (I saw Eric Porter play it that way for example, you can imagine), but in this one he had the mannerisms and attitudes of a provincial headmaster - for example waiting with a pained look on his face until everyone else stopped speaking before he would deign to say anything. It made the fact that everyone else had sacrificed their lives for his benefit even more poignant.
Another thing I remember is that it was raining nearly the whole time.