Drama

Der Kirschgarten

The Cherry Orchard
By Anton Tschechow
Performed in German
Th, 28.03.2024
Kleines Haus19:30 - 22:10
Trailer: Siegersbusch Film
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster

The play revolves around an aristocratic Russian landowner who returns to her family estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage. But she is unable to part with it: "... without the cherry orchard I no longer understand my life, and if it has to be sold, then sell me at the same time, together with the garden...".

Anton Chekhov himself described his last play as a comedy. The story presents themes of cultural futility – both the futile attempts of the aristocracy to maintain its status and of the bourgeoisie to find meaning in its new-found materialism. It dramatizes the socio-economic forces in Russia at the turn of the 20th century, including the rise of the middle class after the abolition of serfdom in the mid-19th century and the decline of the power of the aristocracy.

Cast

Director Evgeny Titov
Stage Design Duri Bischoff, Florian Schaaf
Costume Design Andrea Schmidt-Futterer, Frank Schönwald
Music Moritz Wallmüller
Lighting Design Steffen Hilbricht
Dramaturgy Wolfgang Behrens
Lyubov Andreievna Ranevskaya Anne Lebinsky
Anya Lena Hilsdorf
Varya Maria Wördemann
Leonid Andreieveitch Gayev Christian Klischat
Yermolai Alexeievitch Lopakhin Michael Birnbaum
Peter Trofimov Lukas Schrenk
Boris Borisovich Simeonov-Pishchik Benjamin Krämer-Jenster
Charlotta Ivanovna Margit Schulte-Tigges
Yepikhodov Felix Strüven
Dunyasha Christina Tzatzaraki
Firs Rainer Kühn
Yasha Paul Simon

Dates

Kleines Haus16:00 - 18:40
Kleines Haus16:00 - 18:40
Kleines Haus19:30 - 22:10
Kleines Haus19:30 - 22:10