A new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard
June 7–July 3
EXPERIENCE THE ORCHARD TWO WAYS
Live, in-person performances at Baryshnikov Arts Center,
450 West 37th St., NY, NY
Live, immersive, interactive experience online — accessible worldwide
We are thrilled to announce that our our IN PERSON performance on June 30, 7:00 pm
will be ASL-interpreted!
(Note that our virtual production has captioning availability for every performance.)
The show runs just under 2 hours, with no intermission.
*Important Viewing Information:
The Orchard Online Experience was designed for laptop and desktop computers. It can not be viewed on mobile devices, like tablets, iPads, or smartphones. It is most compatible with the Chrome internet browser. Please make plans to watch on a plugged-into power laptop or desktop computer with a strong internet connection.
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 Juliet Brett, Darya Denisova, Elise Kibler, John McGinty, Nael Nacer,
Mark Nelson & Ilia Volok
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 & In Person
Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC
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.
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.
John McGinty, Juliet Brett, Mark Nelson, Nael Nacer, Jessica Hecht & Elise Kibler Photo: Pavel Antonov
Nael Nacer in The Orchard photo: Pavel Antonov
(From L to R) Darya Denisova, Nael Nacer, Jessica Hecht, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mark Nelson in The Orchard photo credit: Maria Baranova
In association with
With additional support from
Jennie and David
The official software of
NYU Tandon Bldg 22