On a sprawling country estate in turn-of-the-century Russia, an impoverished landowning family is unable to face the fact that their beloved home is about to be auctioned off. A local merchant presents numerous options to save it, including cutting down their prized cherry orchard, but the struggle between traditionalism and progress causes contention in the family. Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Anton Chekov’s fourth and final masterpiece captures this classic tale for modern audiences.
Directed by Assoc. Artistic Director, Todd Lanker, The Cherry Orchard will open onThursday, January 17th and run through Sunday, January 27th!
DID YOU KNOW?
The opening of MET’s production occurs on the 115th anniversary of its original premier at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1904!
MET is thrilled to offer the sixth in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, a decade-by-decade exploration of the African-American experience in America. Seven Guitars occurs in the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, where friends gather to mourn a blues guitarist and singer who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off.