The Cherry Orchard

Text: A.P. Cehov
Directed by: Dumitru Acriș
Cast: Ofelia Popii, Marius Turdeanu, Mariana Mihu – Plier, Adrian Matioc, Diana Văcaru-Lazăr, Pali Vecsei, Diana Fufezan, Horia Fedorca, Antonia Dobocan, Gabriela Pîrlițeanu, Ioana Cosma, Ali Deac, Ștefan Tunsoiu, Andrei Gîlcescu, Fabiola Petri
Project manager: Claudia Maior
In The Cherry Orchard, life goes by like a storm, mowing down the people it comes across. Because people are weaker when they try to resist it and because time is merciless and changes as we change. The Cherry Orchard evokes our daily beauty but also our childhood playing tricks on us and bringing upon us both the greatest joys and the biggest traumas. It is the light and darkness within each and every one of us, the lost paradise and the source of all troubles.
In this tender ode to the frailness of life, the characters meet, break apart, love and suffer, delving into a battle between generations, without imagining the imminent danger of spiritual degradation. Yet this battle is superficial — time will go by as they indulge themselves in idleness. They thus all flee daily problems, the reality they cannot change and the constant fear of death. But they will soon discover that there is nothing more painful than the truth of a world recklessly heading towards an unknown future.
‘The Cherry Orchard is a warning against the lack of genuine dialogue and against people’s inability to understand the other and to create deep connections. But, maybe most importantly, it is a performance on human connections and the unrooting we are currently witnessing, in this world threatened by the imminent peril of losing love.
Estimated duration:1h 55min
Premiere Date:10-02-2023