The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

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The Cherry Orchard captures a people, a family, a community - and a world - in transition. First produced in Moscow in 1904, The Cherry Orchard stands as one of the great plays of the modern era written by one of history's greatest playwrights, Anton Chekhov.

The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya and her family's return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure, The Cherry Orchard presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. The Cherry Orchard takes place in Russia around 1904, in the midst of one of the country's greatest social transformations. About four decades earlier, Tsar Alexander II had enacted the Emancipation Reform of 1861, which freed the country's serfs - who at the time constituted over a third of the Russian population - from their landlords' ownership. Naturally the Russian gentry opposed the proclamation, feeling themselves robbed of their labor source and vulnerable to a potential peasant uprising. On the whole, the liberation of the serfs remained relatively peaceful, but without its authority over the servant class, the Russian nobility would see its social status decline to the point of destruction by the turn of the century.

 

Production Credits:

Direction Lane Savadove

Movement Dawn Bazemore

Production Dates:

Thursday, October 19 at 8pm Buy Tickets

Friday, October 20 at 8pm Buy Tickets

Saturday, October 21 at 8pm Buy Tickets

Sunday, October 22 at 2pm Buy Tickets

All performances located in Tohill Theatre


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