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    The Cherry Orchard
    By Anton Chekhov

    20:15, Mon 2nd – Fri 6th August 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    Summer Vacation

    The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play. It premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Constantin Stanislavski. Chekhov intended this play as a comedy and it does contain some elements of farce; however, Stanislavski insisted on directing the play as a tragedy. Since this initial production, directors have had to contend with the dual nature of this play.
    The play concerns an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family's estate just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage. While presented with options to save the estate, the family essentially does nothing and the play ends with the estate being sold to the son of a former serf, and the family leaving to the sound of the cherry orchard being cut down. The story presents themes of cultural futility — both the futility of the aristocracy to maintain its status and the futility of the bourgeoisie to find meaning in its newfound materialism. In reflecting the socio-economic forces at work in Russia at the turn of the 20th century, including the rise of the middle class after the abolition of serfdom in the mid-19th century and the sinking of the aristocracy, the play reflects forces at work around the globe in that period.

    Cast

    Lopakhin
    Ranyevskaya
    Dunyasha
    Feers
    Trofimov
    Yepikhodov
    The Stationmaster
    Gayev
    Charlotte Ivanovna
    Pishchik
    Yasha
    Anya
    A Stranger

    Production Team

    Director
    Producer
    Musical Director
    Writer
    Composer
    Technical Director
    Lighting Designer
    Choreographer
    Publicity Designer
    Sound Designer
    Costume Designer
    Set Designer
    Carpenter –
    Production Manager
    Publicist
    Stage Manager
    Deputy Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Production Electrician
    Chief Electrician
    Video Director