loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm EST

The Cherry Orchard (Stoppard) - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

The Cherry Orchard (Stoppard)

Anton Chekhov, Tom Stoppard

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

9m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573697500

English version by Tom Stoppard
From a literal translation by Helen Rappaport
As produced by London's Old Vic and later, New York's BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in 2009.


More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Author(s) | Now Playing | Reviews
$9.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

As produced by London's Old Vic and later, New York's BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in 2009.

Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theatre. In The Cherry Orchard, his last full-length play, an impoverished landowning family is unable to face the fact that their estate is about to be auctioned off. Lopakhin, a local merchant, presents numerous options to save it, including cutting down their prized cherry orchard. But the family is stricken with denial. The Cherry Orchard charts the precipitous descent of a wealthy family and in the process creates a bold meditation on social change and bourgeois materialism.

“Without pressing it, this Cherry Orchard, in a nimble new version by Tom Stoppard that invites fresh comic shadings, pushes that sense of the incongruous not so much into farce as into Alice in Wonderland absurdity...Mr. Stoppard’s adaptation is full of classically Stoppardesque instances of eloquence gone awry.” - The New York Times
“A sure-footed reworking by Tom Stoppard!” - New York Magazine
“I can’t recall another production of The Cherry Orchard in which comedy and elegey were so well balanced...there was never a moment when I was anything other than enthralled.” - The Wall Street Journal
Characters

CASTING

9m, 5f

Author(s)

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (29 January 1860– 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, ... view full profile

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre in 2015. He wrote his first play, Enter a Free Man, whilst working as a journalist in Bristol. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (a play for actors and orchestra written with André Previn), Night and ... view full profile

Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought