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Northwestern University - Wirtz Center
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
A new version by Stephen Karam from a literal translation by Allison Horsely. Directed by Hassan Al Rawas.
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:30PM
Josephine Louis Theater
on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University
20 Arts Circle Drive
Entrance located on the southeast part of the Evanston campus. just off Sheridan Road and Campus Drive, on the south side of the Wirtz Center building, facing the parking lot(s).
Bask in the timely and timeless brilliance of this immortal theatre classic by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. The Gayev family are sociable, intelligent, caring and hopelessly in debt. Unless they can find the funds, their huge estate, including its much-loved cherry orchard, will go to a mortgagee auction. The entrepreneurial son of their ex-farmhand offers them a solution, but they balk at his proposal. Racked by indecision and unable to comprehend the huge social changes on the horizon, they spend one last summer on their beautiful country property, conjuring memories of the past to mask their fears of the future.
Chekhov's endearing and everlasting drama in which a family's cross generational dispute about the future of their beloved estate creates a clash between socialism and capitalism, legacy and reality in this sharp new adaptation by Stephen Karam, described by New York Magazine as “among the very best of his generation of playwrights.”