The Cherry Orchard
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Previewed 23 May 2009, opened 9 June 2009, closed on 15 August 2009 at the Old Vic Theatre in London
A major revival of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard in London starring Ethan Hawke and directed by Sam Mendes and presented in a new version by Tom Stoppard.
The Gaev family face bankruptcy and the loss of their estate. Even so, they refuse to sell their largest asset, their famous cherry orchard. The old world is giving way to the new, but the Gaevs seem not to have noticed the bewildering changes in the Russian way of life. The fate of the beautiful orchard becomes a symbol of the fate of all of the characters in this unassailable masterpiece.
The Cherry Orchard is Chekhov's daring, droll meditation on bourgeois materialism and what remains in its wake, presented here in a new version by Olivier Award-winner Tom Stoppard.
The Cherry Orchard is playing in repertory along with Anton Chekhov's The Winter's Tale.
This production of The Cherry Orchard in London features Ethan Hawke as 'Trofimov', Simon Russell Beale as 'Lopakhin', Sinead Cusack as 'Madame Ranevskaya', Richard Easton as 'Firs', Josh Hamilton as 'Yasha' and Rebecca Hall as 'Varya'. The production is directed by Sam Mendes with set designs by Anthony Ward, costume designs by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Paul Pyant, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Mark Bennett. The cast for The Cherry Orchard also appear in The Winter's Tale.
The Bridge Project is an unprecedented three-year, transatlantic partnership uniting The Old Vic Theatre in London with The Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, and Neal Street Productions. The Winter's Tale and The Cherry Orchard are the first two productions in this partnership. The cast are appearing with the permission of American Equity and UK Equity.
The Cherry Orchard in London at the Old Vic Theatre previewed from 23 May 2009, opened on 9 June 2009 and closed on 15 August 2009.