Anton Tchekhov / Julie Brochen La Cerisaie

of Anton Tchekhov


In Chekhov’s testament play, an aristocratic family returns to their country estate just before it is sold. Julie Brochen reveals the tension in this tale of social change, intended as a comedy but often set as a tragedy. The snow-covered setting of the cherry orchard provides a luminous symbol for the decline of a world threatened by the forces of modernity.