AMPAG, Black Swan State Theatre Company Black Swan State Theatre Company:The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Image Credits: Actor George Shevtsov, photo credit Sam Harris

May 2020

Wed 13 

07:30 PM

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Black Swan State Theatre Company

174-176 William St

PerthWA

 
 

Madame Ranevskaya is fresh out of love and money. After a failed romance, she returns to the family farm in Manjimup. Faced with impending bankruptcy, the family cherry orchard is soon to be auctioned off against her mounting debts. This new one-act adaptation revels in the comedy of inevitable catastrophes.

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA PRESENTS

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

ADAPTED BY ADRIANE DAFF AND KATHERINE TONKIN AFTER ANTON CHEKHOV

A FAMILY DRAMA STEEPED IN AUSTRALIANA

HEATH LEDGER THEATRE

9 – 31 MAY

“ROBUSTLY UNIVERSAL.”

FIVE STARS – BROADWAY WORLD

Madame Ranevskaya is fresh out of love and money.

After a failed romance, she returns to the family farm in Manjimup. Faced with impending bankruptcy, the vast and beautiful cherry orchard is soon to be auctioned off against her mounting debts. It’s time to call in the family.

The Cherry Orchard is Anton Chekhov’s last great masterpiece and this new one-act adaptation by Adriane Daff and Katherine Tonkin, directed by Clare Watson, revels in the comedy of inevitable catastrophes. Over?owing with charm, a touch of the 1980s and a self-absorbed ensemble of Kath and-Kim characters. This spirited adaptation looks at those who become victims of their own privilege.

Starring George Shevtsov (Endgame, The Crucible), Sam Longley (The Torrents), Bridie McKim (The Heights), this is The Cherry Orchard packed full of the familiar.

DIRECTOR

Clare Watson

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

Zoë Atkinson

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Lucy Birkinshaw

SOUND DESIGNER/

COMPOSER

Ash Gibson Greig

CAST INCLUDES

Humphrey Bower

Adriane Daff

Michelle Fornasier

Brendan Hanson

Kieran Clancy-Lowe

Sam Longley

Angela Mahlatjie

Bridie McKim

George Shevtsov

Ian Wilkes