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The Cherry Orchard
Main Stage August 11 - 22, 2004

by - Anton Chekhov
translated by - Paul Schmidt

Chekhov returns to the Main Stage as part of WTF's great tradition of presenting the classics in breathtaking revivals. What better finale to our fiftieth season, and more fitting farewell to the Adams Memorial Theatre before its renovation, than Chekhov's last and most poignant drama. The old world is giving way to the new, but the Gaevs have neglected to notice the bewildering changes in the Russian way of life. The fate of the beautiful orchard becomes a symbol of the fate of the characters in this masterpiece.

Running Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes including one intermission

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Creative Team
Directed by Michael Greif Sound Matthew Burton
Sets Allen Moyer Composer Michael Friedman
Costumes Illona Somogyi Choreography Sandra Burton
Lighting James Ingalls Stage Manager Kelley Kirkpatrick

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Anya Jessica Chastain
Boris Semyonov-Pischik Lee Wilkof
Carlotta Brenda Wehle
Semyon Yepikhodov Jonathan Fried
Dunyasha Jessica Stone
Firs Frank Raiter
Liubov Ranyevskaya Linda Emond
Varya Michelle Williams
Leonid Gayev Reed Birney
Yermolai Lopakhin Ritchie Coster
Petya Trofimov Chris Messina
Yasha Jason Kaufman
The Stationmaster John Forest
Servant and Musician Lee Briggs
Dancers Jessie Austrian
Mare Baynard
Keith Blaser
Louis Gruber
Michelle Slonim
Reginald Veneziano.
Servants Olivia Choate
Morgan Cox
Amir Levi
Alex Marshall
Wil Petre
Christopher Riccio
Evan Shafran
Ben Sinclair
Brian Smolin
David Their
Powder Thompson
Children Hannah Paul
Olivia Schultz
Tyler Stanton
Warren Taylor

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