Faced with the imminent loss of her family estate, Lyubov Andreyevna Ranyevskaya returns to her ancestral home and neighboring cherry orchard to see if she can find a way to save them. She and her family soon discover, however, that there is more at stake than the beloved old house and orchard. Great changes, frightening and exhilarating, for them and for Russia, lie just ahead. This lively, touching, surprisingly funny translation of Chekhov's classic play will delight audiences and actors alike as it illuminates the joys of a new world being born, the sorrows of an old world passing away, and the timeless absurdity of the human condition.
- 110 - 130 minutes
- 5 f, 10 m, 3 either (15-18 actors possible: 5-8 f, 10-13 m)
- Set: Minimal -- indoor and outdoor scenes, suggested or elaborate.
- Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-606-0