Some of the Theatrical Productions that we currently support..

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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard (Russian: Вишнëвый сад, Romanized as Vishnevyi sad) is the last play by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. It opened at the Moscow Art Theatre on 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Constantin Stanislavski. Although Chekhov intended it as a comedy, and it does contain some elements of farce, Stanislavski insisted on directing the play as a tragedy. Since this initial production, directors have had to contend with the dual nature of the play. The play is often identified on the short list of the three or four outstanding plays written by Chekhov along with The Seagull, Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya.

The play concerns an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to their family estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) 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 sale of the estate to the son of a former serf; the family leaves to the sound of the cherry orchard being cut down. The story presents themes of cultural futility – both the futile attempts of the aristocracy to maintain its status and 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. – Wikipedia

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Character List for The Cherry Orchard

  • Madame Lyubov Andreievna Ranevskaya – a landowner.
  • Peter Trofimov – a student and Anya's love interest.
  • Boris Borisovich Simeonov-Pishchik – a landowner and another old aristocrat whose estate has hit hard times.
  • Anya – Lyubov's daughter, aged 17.
  • Varya – Lyubov's adopted daughter, aged 24.
  • Leonid Andreieveitch Gayev – the brother of Madame Ranevskaya.
  • Yermolai Alexeievitch Lopakhin – a merchant.
  • Charlotta Ivanovna – a governess.
  • Yepikhodov – a clerk.
  • Dunyasha – a housemaid.
  • Firs – a manservant, aged 87.
  • Yasha – a young manservant, accompanying Lyubov on her way back from Paris and desperate to return.
  • A Stranger – a passer-by who encounters the Gayevs as they laze around on their estate during Act II.
  • The Stationmaster and The Postmaster – Both officials attend the Gayevs' party in Act III.
  • Grisha - The son of Lyubov, drowned many years ago before her sojourn to Paris. Guests, servants, and others.

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