A Cherry Orchard
In this radical music theatre interpretation of Chekhov’s classic, we follow the main character Ljubov in the last hallucinatory moments before her death. Ljubov, a noblewoman who has hit rock bottom, is slowly losing grip on her memories. Ghosts from her past pass her by as a dark and musical requiem. Facing her own decay leads to a painful confrontation with the past she idealized so much.
A Cherry Orchard is a bombastic, tragicomic, feverish performance about time, transience and memories, in which fragments of Chekhov’s work are musically and visually told as grim flashbacks. The performance was shown in 2018 and 2019 in several small theaters and at festivals in the Netherlands.
"A Cherry Orchard as hallucinatory music theatre."
"Fascinating ghostly images and a beautiful view of the tragedy of memories."
“With this expressive Cherry Orchard, Van Berckel has made an interesting contribution to the Chekhov repertoire."