|The Cherry Orchard|

Comedy infour acts

Opening night: June 3, 2004
Running time: 3 h, with one intermission
Ticket price range: 2503000 rub.
The Cherry Orchard was produced tocelebrate the centennial anniversary ofthe play that has determined the overall tone for the entire 20th century drama. The director,Adolf Shapiro, asked himself aquestion: where the characters ofalegendary play could possibly live nowadays, when their cherry orchard has been long gone. The answer tothe question was inthe material world created onstage bythe set designer,David Borovsky. The only place where Chekhovian characters could possibly live is onstage. The waves ofthe stage curtain with the famous Seagull insignia, curving and making smooth corners, becomes home tothe homeless wanderers, who are infact the shadows ofthe past come tolife onstage.
Directed by
Adolf Shapiro
Set Design by
David Borovsky
Lighting Design by
Gleb Filshtinsky
Assistant Costume Designer
Elena Afanasieva
Conjuring Tricks by
Rafael Tsitalashvili
Igor Vdovin
Stage Manager
Olga Roslyakova
Characters & Cast
Ranevskaya Lyubov Andreevna
Renata Litvinova
her daughter, 17 years old
Anastasia Skorik, Yana Gladkikh
Gaev Leonid Andreevich
Ranevskaya's brother
Sergey Dreiden
Lopakhin Ermolay Alexeevich
a merchant
Andrey Smolyakov, Artem Bystrov
Trofimov Pyotr Sergeevich
Igor Hripunov, Dmitry Kulichkov
Simeonov-Pischik Boris Borisovich
a landowner
Vladimir Krasnov
Charlotte Ivanovna
a governess
Evdokiya Germanova, Maria Zorina
Epikhodov Semen Panteleevich
a clerk
Sergey Ugryumov, Pavel Vorozhtsov
a butler, 87 years old
Nikolay Chindyaykin, Vladimir Kashpur