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SNOWLION REPERTORY COMPANY ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF A CHERRY ORCHARD IN MAINE…
Chekhov’s classic comedy set in Knox County with unforgettable characters…fits Maine like a moose in a meadow!
An ancestral farm with a unique cherry orchard in mid-coast Maine is about to be auctioned off for tax debt, and the soon-to-be-displaced family and their friends are at loggerheads as to what to do - Develop the land? Abandon the property? Throw a party and forget about it? Twelve unforgettable characters come together to determine the fate of the cherry orchard, and in the process, find out where they fit – or don’t fit – in the changing face of Maine.
A Cherry Orchard in Maine… by MK Wolfe is based on the definitive literal translation by Columbia Professor Ronald Meyer of Anton Chekhov’s classic comic play The Cherry Orchard. This world premiere play will make its debut in the spring of 2018 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater from April 20 through 29.
The Cherry Orchard is a beloved Chekhov classic, and in this timely updating of the play, set in mid-coast Maine, issues of surprising contemporary relevance are given new life and focus, such as the effects of gentrification, the burgeoning homeless problem, shifting family dynamics, progressive politics, gender identification, and the clash between old and new money, old and new values, and old and new ways of living in a rapidly changing society. A Cherry Orchard in Maine… is funny, quirky, moving and pertinent to today’s audiences, and Mainers will be particularly delighted to see their home state as the setting for this classic story.
A Cherry Orchard in Maine… will have seven performances as follows:
Friday April 20 at 7:30 pm
Saturday April 21 at 7:30 pm
Sunday April 22 at 2:00 pm
Thursday April 26 at 7:30 pm
Friday April 27 at 7:30 pm
Saturday April 28 at 7:30 pm
Sunday April 29 4 at 2:00 pm
Performances are at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Avenue, Portland. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.snowlionrep.org or by calling (207) 518-9305. For more information, visit www.snowlionrep.org.
The show is directed by Al D'Andrea. The production stage manager is Grace Eddy. The cast is as follows:
David Arthur Bachrach*
André T. Demers
Meredythe Dehne Lindsey
Jonathon D. Raines
David Lee Vincent
*member Actors Equity Association
Friday January 26 at 7:30 pm Saturday January 27 at 7:30 pm Sunday January 28 at 2:00 pm Thursday February 1 at 7:30 pm Friday February 2 at 7:30 pm Saturday February 3 at 7:30 pm Sunday February 4 at 2:00 pm