Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change.
A post-documentary performance based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.
In his final, heavily symbolic play The Cherry Orchard (1903), Anton Chekhov describes the journey of an early 20th-century family, who, incapable of grasping the socio-economic shifts of their time, are forced to auction off the ancestral estate. Drawing on his background with documentary theatre, Prodromos Tsinikoris is inspired by the classic Chekhovian play in an attempt to imagine a sequel set in contemporary times.
How do Chekhov’s characters cope with the trauma of loss? How can they go on with their lives after they are displaced from the titular cherry orchard? What kind of new beginning are they looking forward to? If The Cherry Orchard anticipated the Russian revolution, what are the alternatives entertained by the play’s characters on the morning after, when the cornerstones of private, social and economic life have been rocked to their foundations?
Concept - Text - Directing: Prodromos Tsinikoris
Dramaturgy: Martin Valdez Stauber
Research - Dramaturgical collaboration: Ioanna Valsamidou
Set and costume design: Eleni Stroulia
Lighting design: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Music: Panagiotis Manouilidis
Video: Dimitris Zachos
Set and costume design collaborator: Zaira Falirea
Assistant director: Korina Vasileiadou
Giorgos Valais, Michalis Valasoglou, Maria Panourgia, Nancy Sideri, Kalliopi Simou, Prodromos Tsinikoris.
Executive producer: Kostis Panagiotopoulos
Research for Thank God It's Monday at the Cherry Orchard was powered by Onassis AiR, the international residency programme of the Onassis Foundation.
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. A post-documentary performance based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.
To be announced.