SynopsisThe visionary director of The Berlin Circle and The Time of Your Life completely transforms the confines of the Upstairs Theatre to stage a new translation of Chekhov’s funny, sensual classic about moving forward in changing times. Tina Landau and her design team put the Steppenwolf audience in the room with the legendary characters of Madame Ranevskaya’s estate. Five returning Steppenwolf ensemble members and nine acclaimed Chicago actors appear on Steppenwolf’s intimate stage for this unforgettable Cherry Orchard.
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
- Sound Design: Michael Bodeen
- Stage Manager: Malcolm Ewen
- Scenic Design: Riccardo Hernandez
- Directed by: ensemble member Tina Landau
- Sound Design: Rob Milburn
- Costume Design: Jennifer Roberts
- Lighting Design: Scott Zielinski
Featured Ensemble Members
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"Flashes of magic."
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"brilliant...filled with visual invention, insightful directing and exceptional ensemble acting. Chekhov seldom has looked or sounded better... An extraordinary production."
Dan Zeff, Copley News
We are delighted to welcome you to the Upstairs Theatre at Steppenwolf for our production of Anton Chekhov's Cherry Orchard.
Director of New Play Development Ed Sobel interviews Associate Artistic Director Curt Columbus about the translation of Cherry Orchard and the art of Anton Chekhov.
Backstage compares a translation from a library textbook with a piece of Columbus's script.
For the first time, we are inviting our subscribers to enjoy one of their five–play series in the Upstairs Theatre. Producing one of our plays Upstairs gives us the opportunity to open up new weeks in the schedule.
Steppenwolf has been working in partnership with grip design to create the unique images for our subscription series posters. Backstage sat down with the designers at grip and asked them 5 Questions.
One of the surprising elements of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Cherry Orchard is the place itself. Artistic Director Martha Lavey spoke to scenic designer Riccardo Hernandez at his studio in Connecticut about the exciting process of bringing Cherry Orchard to life.
Steppenwolf's production of Cherry Orchard, Chekhov's final and greatest play about family and change, appropriately marks an exciting transition for the Steppenwolf family of artists and subscribers.
The history of Anton Chekov's Cherry Orchard.