Uncle Vanya is a play by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov that was first published in 1897. The play is set on a country estate and follows the interactions of its inhabitants over the course of a few days. The central character is Vanya, a middle-aged man who has spent his life managing the estate for his brother-in-law, Serebryakov. When Serebryakov and his young wife, Yelena, visit the estate, Vanya’s long-simmering frustrations and unrequited love for Yelena boil over. The story delves into themes of regret, longing, and the passage of time.