A. P. Chekhov

The Cherry Orchard

Hungarian translation: András Kozma | With poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and Imola Kézdi

Main stage
3h 30' with intermession

Ranevskaya, Lyubov Andreevna
Imola Kézdi
Zsuzsa Tőtszegi
Éva Imre
Gaev, Leonid Andreevich
Zsolt Bogdán
Lopakhin, Yermolay Alekseich
Lóránd Váta
Trofimov, Pyotr Sergeevich
Balázs Bodolai
Simeonov-Pishchik, Boris Borisovich
Miklós Bács
Charlotta Ivanova
Melinda Kántor
Yepikhodov, Semyon Panteleevich
Ervin Szűcs
Eszter Román
Áron Dimény
Gábor Viola
A woman
Andrea Vindis
A boy
Venczel Lőrincz-Szabó

directed by
Yuri Kordonsky
set and costume design
Dragoș Buhagiar
Noémi Vajna
director's assistant
Emőke Veres
magician consultant
Belloni (Béla Ledniczky)
Bence Mányoki
musical consultant
Domokos Csergő
stage manager
Pál Böjthe
Date of the opening: September 01, 2021

dedicated to all the people whom we love and remember...

„This last year, year and a half with the pandemics completely changed the rhythm of life and abraded us from many familiar activities, and it felt like a major test for us. People lost family members, husbands, wives, parents, children without being able to say goodbye. It is an incredibly heavy experience. Suddenly all the questions arise, questions like what is memory, what do we carry on, how memory defines us, and how do we define time and memory, and what is our answer to it? How do you go on living after something like this? How do you remain human? What does it even mean to be human?

All the plays that we have discussed for a possible project fell off the table, because suddenly the question became: is there something that can speak about this unexpected and shocking experience that we were all forced to live? I didn’t find anything better than The Cherry Orchard.

The Cherry Orchard is about is time, the nature of time, the sense of what time is. Here the present time is in a collision with past and future, and that’s the actual conflict: the cherry orchard is a very heavy past, and some people are stuck in the past, others are stuck in the future, and then there is Ljubov, who is the present. Whose answer is life only matters when you live it.”


Yuri Kordonsky – director