"THE CHERRY ORCHARD"
by ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV
Production - Krikor Azaryan
Director - Garo Ashikyan
Set and costume designer - Marina Raytchinova
Choreographer - Mila Iskrenova
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”.’
Funding for the production was provided by:
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria
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
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