By Anton Chekhov
Adapted & Directed By Robert Falls


“Everything I had hoped it would be. Everything and more.”

– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Extended Through May 7, 2023 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 40 minutes including one intermission.

The Cherry Orchard

A family verges on bankruptcy while their country stands on the brink of revolution.

Endings and beginnings. Bittersweet departures. The comedy of life. When Madame Ranevskaya returns to her heavily-mortgaged estate on the eve of its auction, the aristocratic widow finds that the fate of much more than her beloved orchard hangs in the balance. Anton Chekhov’s canonical masterpiece is an exploration of loss, love and how to live in a society that’s changing fast. Following his critically-acclaimed productions of Three Sisters, The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, director Robert Falls takes on the last of Chekhov’s four major plays.

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

The Cherry Orchard contains themes of grief and loss.

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Audiences are calling this production “engaging,” “invigorating” and “phenomenal.

First Look: Get a glimpse at The Cherry Orchard’s “excellent performances [and] outstanding acting.”

This April, Robert Falls—”Chicago’s Most Essential Director” (Chicago Tribune)—returns to the Goodman to adapt and direct Chekhov’s iconic play, THE CHERRY ORCHARD.

“Tragic things happen but it’s also quite funny.” Director & Adaptor Robert Falls describes why The Cherry Orchard is a special and timeless play that all audiences can relate to.

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