Classic Stage Company¬'s CHERRY ORCHARD Extends Through 1/8
Classic Stage Company's acclaimed, sold-out production of Anton Chekhov's tragicomic masterpiece THE CHERRY ORCHARD, featuring John Turturro and Dianne Wiest, among an esteemed cast, will extend by one additional week through Sunday, January 8. THE CHERRY ORCHARD is directed by Andrei Belgrader, with a translation by John Christopher Jones.
Ben Brantley in The New York Times called CSC's THE CHERRY ORCHARD "heartbreakingly funny" adding "Dianne Wiest gives her finest stage performance in years" and "John Turturro uses his radioactive intensity to appropriately disruptive effect." Terry Teachout in The Wall Street Journal wrote, "CSC's THE CHERRY ORCHARD is as good as anything you're likely to see on a New York stage this season – or anywhere else, at any other time. An impeccably theatrical piece of work." David Cote in Time Out New York wrote "Brimming with some of the city's finest young actors and more seasoned troupers, and staged with ferocious energy and precision by Andrei Belgrader, this is a Chekhov as it should be. Five Stars"
In addition to Turturro and Wiest, the cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD includes Ken Cheeseman (Pischick), Daniel Davis (Gaev), Ben Diskant (Post Office Clerk/Servant) Alvin Epstein (Fiers), Josh Hamilton (Trofimov), Slate Holmgren (Yasha), Roberta Maxwell (Charlotta), Juliet Rylance (Varya), Michael Urie (Yepikhodov), Elisabeth Waterston (Dunyasha) and Katherine Waterston (Anya) and Michael Wieser (Station Master/Servant).
First presented in 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre, THE CHERRY ORCHARD was Chekhov's final play, and with this new production CSC completes its acclaimed Chekhov Cycle, which has included The Seagull (with Wiest and Alan Cumming), Uncle Vanya (with Denis O'Hare, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard), and Three Sisters (with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht, Juliet Rylance and Peter Sarsgaard). The latter two productions were directed by Austin Pendleton. With its Chekhov Cycle, CSC mounted these four masterpieces over the past five years, and gathered a dedicated constellation of actors, designers and directors, many of whom continued to return to work together on these remarkable plays.
The creative team for THE CHERRY ORCHARD includes scenic design by three-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto, costume design by Marco Piemontese, lighting design by James F. Ingalls, hair design by Paul Huntley and original music by Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery.
For tickets and performance schedule information, visit www.classicstage.org or call (866) 811-4111 , or (212) 352-3101 , or visit the CSC box office at 136 East 13th Street, Monday through Friday 12 pm to 6pm.