THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble

Photo by Vitor Martins

Terry Morgan  –  Stage Raw

There have always been political takes of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Some have described it as a condemnation of the idle aristocracy, a precursor to the Russian Revolution. Others saw it as a kind farewell to a vanishing class that is being supplanted by rapacious businessmen who only find beauty in money. The play isn’t quite so simple, because Chekhov wasn’t just interested in a message, of course, as much as he was intrigued by the complexities of people. Read more…

Bob Verini –   Arts In LA

The Cherry Orchard has been eluding directors for more than a century. Noting surface hints, the work’s proximity to the Czar’s fall (albeit 13 years later), and knowing that this was Chekhov’s final, dying gift to the stage, productions have persisted in seeing it as nostalgic and elegiac in character. Read more…

Now running through November 2.