When: Starts May 4. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through May 27
The Cherry Orchard, set in Russia at the turn of the century, is Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin, and a country on the brink of revolution. Early one May morning, after a five-year absence, the widow Madame Ranevsky returns home to her family estate to find that it has been heavily mortgaged to pay for her extravagances and that it is to be auctioned off. Madame Ranevsky and her brother, find themselves scrambling to retain a vision of gentility amidst a climate of huge social and economic transition. How will they cope? Directed by Andrew Thornton.