Conceived, adapted and directed by Igor Golyak
Based on The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, as translated by Carol Rocamora
With new material by Igor Golyak
Featuring Jessica Hecht as Ranevskaya
With Anna Baryshnikov, Juliet Brett, Darya Denisova, John McGinty, Nael Nacer & Mark Nelson
And Mikhail Baryshnikov as Anton Chekhov and Firs
Executive Producer, Sara Stackhouse
Produced by Arlekin Players Theatre and (zero-G) Lab
In association with Cherry Orchard Festival, Groundswell Theatricals and ShowOne Productions
The Orchard invites us into the fragile world of a family yearning for connection and struggling with the end of their world as they know it. Threatened with foreclosure and the loss of their beloved orchard, they face unstoppable, destructive forces that dismantle their lives like the breaking of a string.
The Orchard is a hybrid piece of theater and can be seen in two formats:
Live and In Person at Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York, NY)
The Orchard is an intimate, fully staged live performance of The Cherry Orchard. Audiences in the theater will enter an immersive, dreamlike environment where perceptions, illusions, and reality collide as a family in crisis tries to process their uncertain future.
Virtual Experience Online, accessible worldwide
The online experience invites audiences on a journey through a beautifully rendered, three dimensional virtual property that has been abandoned and is in foreclosure. There, audiences can explore and discover magical rooms where they uncover echoes of a past life, now lost, including Chekhov’s letters, memories, and ultimately the play, live, in progress at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Covid Policy: For those attending The Orchard in person, proof of full vaccination will be required, and face masks must be worn at all times at Baryshnikov Arts Center.