The Cherry Orchard

January 18 – April 10, 1988

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description In his production of The Cherry Orchard, Peter Brook dispenses with the usual furniture and birch trees. Instead he covers over the playing space of "The Mahabharata" with carpets, rugs and pillows. This becomes Madame Ranevskaya's home: the one that will be up for auction in August, together with its adjoining cherry orchard, unless Madame Ranevskaya (called Lyubov in this production) starts taking her money problems seriously.
Now visualize the Majestic. Fifty years ago it was a movie palace. It is now an arrested ruin. But there's nothing dank or forbidding about it. Its warmth and its faded colors -- especially the reds -- have the weathered feeling of an old mission church.
Identifier 1988s.00440
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
costume designerChloé Obolensky
directorPeter Brook
lighting designerJean Kalman
musical directorMarius Constant
set designer/decorChloé Obolensky
stage managerRobert Bennett
translator/interpretorElisaveta Lavrova