The Cherry Orchard
Dear patrons, friends and colleagues!
Our hearts are with people around the world who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Cherry Orchard Festival has made the decision to do our part to help prevent the further spread of this virus by cancelling the US Tour of the Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre in June of 2020 and rescheduling the performances to these dates:
February 16 – 17, 2021 – Boston – 2 performances at Cutler Majestic Theater
February 20 – 21, 2021 – Chicago – 2 performances at Harris Theater
Please check the New York City Center website in September 2020 for the new performance dates and times.
Below are three options for you to consider:
– Apply the value of your tickets as a credit toward the future performances of the Cherry Orchard Festival.
– Donate the value of the ticket(s) as a tax-deductible contribution to Cherry Orchard Festival.
– If we don’t hear from you, your refund for tickets purchased through NYCC will be processed starting June 11, 2020.
There is no need to call.
For refunds for tickets purchased through Russian ticket outlets, please contact the outlets directly.
BOSTON & CHICAGO:
For anyone holding tickets to one of these performances, we request that you wait for an email from each venue with instructions rather than calling the box office.
Please stay safe and healthy!
MOSCOW PUSHKIN DRAMA THEATRE
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
By Anton Chekhov
Directed by – VLADIMIR MIRZOEV
Set Design – ALEXANDER LISYANSKY
Costumes – ALLA KOZHENKOVA
Anastasia Mitrazhik Artem Yeshkin
“VISUALLY STRIKING, PSYCHOLOGICALLY NUANCED AND HYPNOTICALLY PERFORMED RUSSIAN STAGING OF CHEKHOV’S PLAY”
— The Stage (UK)
“THE COSTUMES ARE LAVISH, THE SETS SURREAL, THE AUDIENCES RAPT”
— Financial Times
After a sold-out run at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 2018, Russia’s legendary Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre makes a triumphant return to New York City Center with an award-winning production of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece — The Cherry Orchard.
An epitome of measured elegance, Ranevskaya returns to her estate when she learns her beloved orchard is to be sold to pay off debt. Haunted by the all-too-real presence of her dead son, she and her family fail to recognize their plight, living in denial, while the world they know succumbs to the tide of transformation.
A “mystical grotesque, metaphysical thriller” (Carole Woddis), visionary Director Vladimir Mirzoev presents a play that strikes a chord with our times. While The Cherry Orchard embodies the spirit of Russia at the turn of the 20th century, Mirzoev’s contemporary version conveys societal collapse—recognizable in recent events. This emotional and musical production bursts with sexual energy and incredible menace, and features brilliant performances by celebrated Russian screen and stage actors: Victoria Isakova, Aleksander Petrov, Mikhail Zhigalov, and Maxim Vitorgan among others.
Duration: 2 hours 50 mins, including an intermission
Performed in Russian with English surtitles