The Orchard (After Chekhov) - Shaw Festival Theatre

The moving, modern Canadian spin on Chekhov’s powerhouse play about land and loss.
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
June 7 - September 1
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WORLD PREMIERE! It’s Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard — transformed into the tale of a Punjabi-Sikh family fighting to hold onto their Okanagan Valley orchard. Based on Sarena Parmar’s own childhood in British Columbia, this fresh adaptation confronts life, loss and the Canadian immigrant experience with both bravery and beauty.

Technical Credits
By Sarena Parmar
Directed by Ravi Jain
Designed by Camellia Koo
Lighting designed by André du Toit
Original music and sound designed by Debashis Sinha
Dramaturgy by Guillermo Verdecchia
Fight direction by John Stead
Approximate run time
2 hours and 40 minutes
including one intermission
Age recommendation
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