17 November, Sunday 19:00 Main stage

The Cherry orchard

by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
translation by Ventcel Raychev
Duration
02 h 10 m (with interval)
Genre
Drama
Age restriction
Not suitable for persons under 12

Production team:

Production
Krikor Azaryan
Director
Garo Ashikyan
Set designer
Marina Raychinova
Costume designer
Marina Raychinova
Choreographer
Mila Iskrenova

"THE CHERRY ORCHARD"

by ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV

 

CREATIVES:

Production - Krikor Azaryan

Director - Garo Ashikyan

Set and costume designer - Marina Raytchinova

Choreographer - Mila Iskrenova

 

Cast:

MARIA KAVARDZHIKOVA, ANA PAPADOPOULOU, RADENA VALKANOVA, VALENTIN GANEV, DEYAN DONKOV,

IVAN YURUKOV, MARIN YANEV, RENI VRANGOVA, VALENTIN TANEV, HRISTINA KARAIVANOVA,

STOYAN ALEXIEV, VLADIMIR KARAMAZOV, JOSEPH SHAMLI

 

There are works having a special mystery about them. What is this mystery? Who knows? I believe that, if anything, it is not a device used inadvertently or advertently by the author. And what is more, I think that it is probably a mystery to the author as well,’ Krikor Azarian’s words reverberate to this day.

‘In my opinion, a criterion for a play’s quality and theatricality is whether or not it is open to multiple interpretations. For there are works marked by a special mystery. Admittedly, such works are more to my liking. While reading, I seem to understand the unfolding events, all my senses come alive, I begin to feel cold or warm, to see colours, being aware, though, of the presence of a “locked room mystery”. I walk about this room, I catch a glimpse of the mystery, we start keeping an eye on each other and I find the key to the future production by finally solving it. What is this mystery? Who knows? I believe that, if anything, it is not a device used inadvertently or advertently by the author. And what is more, I think that it is probably a mystery to the author as well. It is at this point that the characters slip out of the author’s power and control to “live lives on their own terms”.’

Krikor Azaryan

 

Funding for the production was provided by:

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria

Sofia Municipality

Culture Programme

 

Awards:

Icarus 2010 for Best Production

Askeer 2010 for Best Lead Actor to Deyan Donkov as Yermolai Lopakhin

Stage at the Crossroads International Theatre Festival 2010 Award for Best Actor to Deyan Donkov as Yermolai Lopakhin

Askeer 2010 for Outstanding Contribution to Prof. Krikor Azarian for his Chekhov’s trilogy including The Cherry Orchard

 

Nominations:

Icarus 2010 for Best Lead Actor to Deyan Donkov as Yermolai Lopakhin

Icarus 2010 for Best Set Design to Marina Raichinova

Competition, Stage at the Crossroads International Theatre Festival 2010

 

The performance is not suitable for persons under 12.

Running time - 2 hrs 10 m, with an intermission

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