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Publisher's Summary

Chekhov's masterful last play, The Cherry Orchard, is a work of timeless, bittersweet beauty about the fading fortunes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their status in a changing world. Alternately touching and farcical, this subtle, intelligent play stars the incomparable Marsha Mason.
Starring (in alphabetical order):
Jordan Baker as Charlotta
John Chardiet as Yasha
Michael Cristofer as Lopakhin
Tim DeKay as Trofimov
Charles Durning as Feers
Hector Elizondo as Gaev
Jeffery Jones as Pischick
Christy Keefe as Anya
Marsha Mason as Ranevskaya
Amy Pietz as Varya
Joey Slotnick as Yepikodov
Jennifer Tilly as Dunyasha
Public Domain (P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works. Produced in association with KCRW. All Rights Reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Andre on 11-18-11

Wonderfully Vibrant Production

This audio recording of a performance of "The Cherry orchard" is one of the best productions that i have come across. It brings the play to life in a way that I have not come across in a very long time. It is vibrant, energetic and, moreover, absolutely brilliantly and beautifully acted.

One can occasionally hear the audience laughing in the background, and although one might imagine that this will take away from the experience, it in actual fact enhances it enormously. It really feels as though you are sitting in the theatre, enjoying the play along with many other people (the way that a play is meant to be experienced, in the first place).

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Maria on 06-29-10

Charming

This piece is beautifully acted. Transport yourself back to a time of the last summer spent at the orchard estate of a once wealthy Russian family.
Not raised to deal with the realities of a practical life, this endearing family manages to accept their fate with an aristocratic grace and humour as they are forced to sell their ancestral land.

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