On the Mainstage


The Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chekhov
directed by Matthew Moore
featuring faculty spotlight
performance by Holly Cate

April 26-29, 2017
Baker Theatre

At the start of the twentieth century, as Russia hurtles toward social and political upheaval, a widowed aristocrat returns home after years abroad to her family’s estate, which is on the verge of financial ruin. Faced with the prospect of losing their beautiful cherry orchard and the world it seemed to represent, she and her brother cast about for a path forward — but they are too deeply immersed in memories and lost dreams of their youth to take control of their shifting fortunes.

A bittersweet comedy about love, loss, and social change, Chekhov’s last play offers a rich tapestry of characters, interwoven with poignant nostalgia and wry commentary on a society on the brink of revolution.

Wednesday, April 26, 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m.

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