9 November - 9 January 2011. Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play, The Cherry Orchard, was premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1904 and tells the story of a Russian aristocratic family who return to sell their large estate, including a cherry orchard, to pay off their mortgage.
The land is sold to the son of a former serf and the family vacate the property to the sound of their cherry orchard being cut down. Originally intended by Chekhov as a comedy, over time the play has come to be directed with an equal element of tragedy.
Its theme reflects the enormous societal changes that swept Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Teatre Romea presents a Catalan adaption of the play.
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The Cherry Orchard
Tue-Fri 21.00 Sat. 18.30 & 21.30 Sun 18.30 Teatre Romea, C/ Hospital 51, 08001 Barcelona, tel. +34933015504.