THE CHERRY ORCHARD
By Anton Chekhov
New Adaptation by Stephen Karam
Directed by Simon Godwin
Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes back playwright Stephen Karam on the heels of his enormously successful and critically acclaimed play, The Humans; Karam’s second play commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company, follows his wildly acclaimed Speech & Debate (2007) and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sons of the Prophet (his first Roundabout commission; 2011). Simon Godwin is an Associate Artist at the Royal Court and Bristol Old Vic and makes his Broadway debut following two critically acclaimed productions at the National including The Beaux’ Stratagem and Man and Superman.
Set in Russia at the turn of the twentieth century, The Cherry Orchard chronicles a noblewoman's return to her family estate after a five-year absence to escape troubling memories of her son's death. Lyubov Ranevskaya arrives home to find the cherry orchard in full bloom, but the finances of the estate on the verge of ruin. Lyubov and her brother, Gaev, find themselves scrambling to retain a vision of gentility amidst a climate of huge social and economic transition.
The Cherry Orchard stars Diane Lane as “Ranevskaya,” Chuck Cooper as “Pischik,” Tavi Gevinson as “Anya,” John Glover as “Gaev,” Celia Keenan-Bolger as “Varya,” Harold Perrineau as “Lopakhin” and Joel Grey as “Firs.”