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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
562-944-9801
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57 stars
Free and ample parking available. Fast food nearby. Spacious seats.
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"The Cherry Orchard"
13 ratings
4.8 average rating
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242 events
72 reviews
32 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

My full review at http://toucanplaythisgame.blogspot.com/2011/07/cherry-orchard-national-theatre-live.html?spref=fb

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7 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

This is an excellent interoperation of Chekov's play.
All actors were superb.

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90 events
66 reviews
218 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

Wonderful production !! Great set & directing. Perfect casting & terrific acting. The event was not very crowded, so we had plenty of space to stretch out, etc. It is more difficult for us to make a Friday night screening - so give yourself plenty...continued

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Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt By the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim. Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya. Set at the very start of the twentieth century, The Cherry Orchard captures a poignant moment in Russia’s history as the country rolls inexorably towards 1917. Ranyevskaya returns more or less bankrupt after ten years abroad. Luxuriating in her fading moneyed world and regardless of the increasingly hostile forces outside, she and her brother snub the lucrative scheme of Lopakhin, a peasant turned entrepreneur, to save the family estate. In so doing, they put up their lives to auction and seal the fate of the beloved orchard.

Cast:

Zoë Wanamaker as M. Ranevskaya

Claudie Blakley as Varya

Mark Bonnar as Trofimov

Pip Carter as Yepihodov

Kenneth Cranham as Firs

Conleth Hill as Lopakhin

Gerald Kyd as Yasha

James Laurenson as Gaev

Tim McMullan as Simyonov-Pischik

Emily Taaffe as Dunyasha

Charity Wakefield as Anya

Sarah Woodward as Charlotta