Why See The Cherry Orchard?
After taking Broadway by storm with his hit play The Humans, writer Stephen Karam turns his attention to one of the theatre's greatest works. Roundabout Theatre presents his adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard this fall for a strictly limited run. This production is helmed by English director Simon Goodwin, whose credits include numerous shows at London's Old Globe and National Theatre, and stars Oscar winner Diane Lane (Batman v Superman), who made her Broadway debut in a 1977 production of the play.
First performed in Moscow in 1904, Chekhov's final play examines Russia at a time of huge social change, when social mobility and political unrest were chipping away at the beliefs to which the upper classes had held firm for hundreds of years.
WHAT IS THE CHERRY ORCHARD ABOUT?
After living in Paris for five years, Madame Ranevskaya returns home to her family's estate, which is about to be sold for auction. The house, along with the huge cherry orchard in its grounds, holds so many memories for her that she is loathe to give it up. She and her assembled family members are unable to reach agreement on what action to take, and as the auction grows ever close, they spend their days in a haze of distraction and uncertainty.
Previews from: 15 September 2016
Opening night: 6 October 2016
Cast and Creative
Diane Lane as Madame Ranevskaya
Joel Grey as Firs
Celia Keenan-Bolger as Varya
Tavi Gevinson as Anya
John Glover as Gaev
Harold Perrineau as Lopakhin
Aaron Clifton Moten
Carl Hendrick Louis
Written By Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Stephen Karam
Directed by Simon Goodwin
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