March 26-April 13, 2019
Toronto | Canada
The Cherry Orchard
By Anton Chekhov
Translated by Elisaveta Lavrova
at the Streetcar Crow’s Nest
The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s final play. It has been described as “a theatre poem of the suffering of change” or a poem about life and death, transition and change. The Cherry Orchard unearths and explores the human comedy in the most tragic conditions. It is a comedy of life, with characters who are simultaneously ridiculous and touching. Modern Times’ simple, imagistic and minimalist approach offers a new look into this timeless classical masterpiece. In a production filled with vitality, intimacy, poetry and fluidity, director Soheil Parsa explores the human capacity for self-destruction and self-deception, the mystery of life, loss of values, human loneliness and the inability of people to comprehend the world in which they live.
photo of Arsinée Khanjian by John Lauener