The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, as the last theatre production on the historical Janet Wallace mainstage!
The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov’s last play. A formerly aristocratic family is mired in debt, and they must sell their estate, let their servants go, and adapt to the twentieth century. Chekhov wrote the play while he knew he was dying of tuberculosis, and the play is full of foreboding about change, and hope for the future. The famous characters are nostalgic for their lost leisure and courageous as they face new ways of life. Beth Cleary, the production’s director, chose the play because of its concentration on endings -- and beginnings.