Classic Stage Company’s revival of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, starring Dianne Wiest and John Turturro, has gotten its second one-week extension and will now run through January 8, 2012. The starry production began performances at CSC's off-Broadway theater on November 16 and opened on December 4, directed by Andrei Belgrader and featuring a translation by John Christopher Jones.
In addition to Wiest as Ranevskaya and Turturro as Lopakhin, The Cherry Orchard features Ken Cheeseman (Pischick), Daniel Davis (Gaev), Alvin Epstein (Fiers), Josh Hamilton (Trofimov), Slate Holmgren (Yasha), Roberta Maxwell (Charlotta), Juliet Rylance (Varya), Michael Urie (Yepikhodov), Elisabeth Waterston (Dunyasha) and Katherine Waterston (Anya).
First presented in 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre, The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov’s final play. This production completes CSC’s acclaimed Chekhov Cycle, which included The Seagull (with Wiest and Alan Cumming), Uncle Vanya (with Denis O’Hare, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard) and Three Sisters (with Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht, Juliet Rylance and Sarsgaard).
The creative team for The Cherry Orchard includes scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Marco Piemontese, lighting design by James F. Ingalls, hair design by Paul Huntley and original music by Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery.