BASED ON THE PLAY BY ANTON CHEKHOV
ADAPTED BY DMITRY KRYMOV IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HOTHOUSE COMPANY
DIRECTED BY DMITRY KRYMOV
April 12 – May 1, 2022
“Unique, funny, and a must-see” -Philadelphia RowHome Magazine
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A filmed version is now on sale and will be available to stream on demand May 2-15. Filmed by multiple cameras and edited to give you the best view of the action! LEARN MORE
A STUNNING NEW PRODUCTION FROM “ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST THEATERMAKERS” (New York Times)
The New York Times recently called Dmitry Krymov “one of the world’s finest theatermakers.” For this new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, the world-renowned Russian director collaborates with the Wilma’s acclaimed HotHouse Acting Company to reimagine one of theater’s enduring masterworks.
What is it like to lose your home?
The Cherry Orchard centers around a Russian family grappling with the potential foreclosure of their estate, and a community in transition as the old makes way for the new. Volleyballs and sunflower seeds fly, while a giant mechanical train station flipboard tells the future … plus more surprises await in Krymov’s inventive re-interpretation.
One family is in danger of losing their home, their comfort, and their power. What comes next … and who will profit?
Masks and vaccines are currently required to attend our productions. Seating has been reduced from 300 seats to 225 for this production. Current safety protocols for this production are posted here. Our web site will be updated with any changes in our policies and procedures as local conditions or regulations change.
Tickets will be delivered electronically by email. See your ticket receipt for more information. Please bring your electronic ticket – either on your phone or printed out – to the theater, along with your mask, ID, and proof of vaccination.
The Wilma has a partnership with Spot Hero for convenient and affordable parking. Patrons can sign up in advance to reserve a guaranteed spot. RESERVE A PARKING SPOT
The Saturday, April 23 matinee performance at 2 pm will feature open captioning. The Sunday, May 1 matinee performance at 2 p.m. will feature audience description. Please contact the Box Office if you plan to use these services and/or need special accommodations.
This production contains adult language, references to suicide and substance abuse, the use of theatrical fog/haze, and loud noises. Performers go into the audience during the show.
The Cherry Orchard was made possible with generous support from The Trust for Mutual Understanding.
Special Production Support
The Wyncote Foundation
Season Lead Honorary ProducersLinda and David Glickstein Mari and Peter Shaw
Season Honorary ProducersPeggy and Richard Greenawalt John and Theresa Rollins Jeralyn Svanda
Honorary Producers Circle
Robert T. Foley
Carole Haas Gravagno
Eva and Michael Leeds
Barbara and Don Parman
Irving and Sharon Shapiro