The Cherry Orchard

Living in a Pandemic

WelcomE...

to the culmination of fifteen weeks of research, creative thought and purposeful action. Ann Woodworth, her company of 24 students and alumni invite you to take a journey through this website to witness Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard come to life, on stage and in quarantine.

“To a sensitive nature like mine, it’s a lovely thing to receive a tender compliment.”
 
~ Dunyasha 
“Ekh, you noodle”
 
~ Firs 
“You may have the instrument but can you play the music?”
 
~ Charlotta 
“Well, I can’t make a proposal to myself, Mama!”
 
~ Varya
“Can you believe it?  Fancy that!”
 
~ Simeonov Pishchik
“Twenty-two Catastrophes!”
 
~ Yasha
“What a situation! It's uncanny!”
 
~ Yepikhodov
“The truth is, life is a stupid business”
 
~ Yermolai Lopakhin
“In Paris, I went up in a balloon!”
 
~ Anya
“Cut shot into the middle pocket!”
 
~ Leonid Gaev 
“The whole world is our orchard.”
 
~ Petya Trofimov 
“….but I love love and I won’t live without it.”
 
~ Lyubov Ranevskaya

The Acts

Bloom

Bloom is the first act of the journey; it documents bringing the Cherry Orchard from the page to the stage. It marks the inspiration and the start of a dream. 

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Wither

Up next is Wither; the act pieces together the remains of a shattered dream of performing The Cherry Orchard live.

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Chop

Chop chronicles a straggle, a stray and a stroll into the world of performing a play online. It records the trials, tribulations and tender moments of hope on the journey to achievement. 

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Replant

Last but not the least is Replant: the story of achievement. Replant is our final product: The Cherry Orchard Quarantined, on Zoom.

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About

Our Director

In January 2020, we set off on our journey together, like flowers blooming so gaily in the field. And then, came a stupid goat. He ate the buds on our cherry trees, and our theatre production was gone.

Ann Woodworth

- Ann Woodworth

The Company

Our Cast & Crew

The Company comprises 25 uniquely talented individuals who have collaborated to create the Cherry Orchard Quarantined, from research to acting and everything in between. 

we want to hear from you

Address

Northwestern University in Qatar

Education City

Doha, Qatar

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