In The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov’s last full-length play in a new translation by master dramatist Tom Stoppard, 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 elegy were so well balanced [...] there was never a moment when I was anything other than enthralled.” - The Wall Street Journal
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