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Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre

The Cherry Orchard

Symbolic, mournful and musical, The Cherry Orchard features brilliant performances including popular film and theatre actor Aleksander Petrov.


Written by Anton Chekhov
Performed by Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre 
Co-presented by Show One Productions and Luminato Festival Toronto
June 24 - 25, 2020

This show has been POSTPONED

September 2020 TBD
Performed in Russian, with English subtitles.
CANADIAN PREMIERE

The Canadian premiere of Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre’s The Cherry Orchard, presented by Show One Productions, is directed by Russian Canadian Vladimir Mirzoev and is as relevant today as it was when Anton Chekhov wrote it in 1903. With society on the edge, economies run amuck, and families in turmoil, what Mirzoev describes as a “comedy of catastrophes” conveys a society all too familiar to today’s audience. This simple story of a family selling its beloved cherry orchard to pay off its debts, bursts with music, sexual energy and menace, and features performances by celebrated Russian screen and stage actors Victoria Isakova, Aleksander Petrov and Mikhail Zhigalov. Haunted by the all-too-real presence of their dead son, the family can’t recognize their plight, and continues living in denial, while the world they know succumbs to so-called progress. The Cherry Orchard is Luminato’s fourth partnership with Show One Productions, following the popularity and admired success of Uncle Vanya, Brodsky / Baryshnikov and Masquerade.

Estimated run time: 2 hours, 50 minutes, with one intermission
 

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Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre

The Cherry Orchard

Symbolic, mournful and musical, The Cherry Orchard features brilliant performances including popular film and theatre actor Aleksander Petrov.

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Performance: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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Reviews

“The costumes are lavish, the sets surreal, the audiences rapt”
– Financial Times
“Visually striking, psychologically nuanced and hypnotically performed Russian staging of Chekhov's play”
– The Stage (UK)

Creative Team

Cast
Victoria Isakova
Alexander Petrov
Andrey Sukhov
Mikhail Zhigalov
Vera Voronkova
Veronika Safonova
Natalia Reva-Ryadinskaya
Sergey Miller
Anastasia Mitrazhik
Artem Yeshkin
Alexander Dmitriev
Konstantin Pohmelov
 

Playwright
Anton Chekhov

Director
Vladimir Mirzoev

Set Design
Alexander Lisyansky
 
Costumes
Alla Kozhenkova