Petit Theatre Mercelis
8-12 Dec 2009 at 8pm, 12 Dec 2009 at 3pm
Lyuba Ranevskaya returns after 5 years in Paris to her family estate in the Russian countryside, where financial straits are leading inexorably to the sale of its famous cherry orchard. Chekhov’s last play, comic, ironic and melancholic by turns, presents a group of characters struggling in different ways to rise to the challenges of changing times. Despite its Russian setting, this play may have something to say to us all.