The Cherry Orchard


The aristocratic Gayev family are sociable, intelligent, caring, and hopelessly in debt. Unless they can find funding, their huge estate—including its much-loved cherry orchard—will go to auction. The entrepreneurial son of their ex-farmhand offers them a solution, but they balk at his proposal. Racked by indecision and unable to comprehend the huge social changes on the horizon, through laughter and tears, they spend one last summer on their beautiful country property conjuring memories of the past to mask their fears of the future. (Ages 10+)