T. Schreiber Studio presents Julie Garfield in THE CHERRY ORCHARD

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Antov Chekhov
Adapted by Carol Rocamora
Directed by Terry Schreiber

February 25 – April 4, 2010 at The Gloria Maddox Theater (151 West 26th St.)

New York, NY – T. Schreiber Studio (Terry Schreiber, Artistic Director) will present Julie Garfield in Carol Rocamora’s adaptation of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov. Directed by Terry Schreiber, The Cherry Orchard begins previews February 25, 2010 prior to an official press opening of March 5, 2010 at The Gloria Maddox Theater at T. Schreiber Studio (151 West 26th Street).

Written in 1904, The Cherry Orchard presaged the waning influence of the Russian aristocracy and the social upheaval that reverberated throughout the country a decade later. Chekhov’s elegy chronicles Madame Ranevskaya’s futile attempt to save her ancestral estate and its beloved cherry orchard. After five years abroad, she returns to the Russian countryside, and finds a tidal wave of change enveloping her homeland. Carol Rocamora’s new adaptation mines the heartbreaking humor and sensitive humanity of Chekhov’s most beloved play.

Julie Garfield will star as Madame Ranevskaya. During her 40-year career, she has appeared alongside Tony Award-winner George C. Scott and Harvey Keitel in The Death of a Salesman, and been featured in the films Love Story and Goodfellas. Garfield received the Theatre World Award for her performance as Sonya in the Roundabout Theater production of Uncle Vanya. She is the daughter of Academy Award-nominated and Broadway actor John Garfield.

Rounding out the cast are Laine Bonstein (Anya), Rivka Borek (Ensemble) Parker Dixon (Yasha), David Donahoe (Ensemble) Rick Forstmann (Gaev), Kelly Haran (Ensemble), Alec A. Head (Yepikhodov), Peter Judd (Firs), Jamie Kirmser (Lopakhin), Marcus Lorenzo (Trofimov), Robert Pusilo (Simeonov-Pischik), Marija Stajic-Salvetti (Ensemble), Ina Marie Smith (Dunyasha), Aleksandra Stattin (Varya), Adam Swartz (Ensemble) and Julie Szabo (Charlotta Ivanovna). The production team includes Hal Tine (set design), Dawn Testa (costume design), Dennis Parichy (lighting design), Chris Rummel (sound design), Bronwen Carson (choreographer), Thomas Solomon (magical effects), Jason Pickens (technical director), Barbara Kielhofer (producing coordinator), Laura Sisskin-Fernandez (assistant director) and Liz Elise Richards (stage manager).

Scheduled February 25 through April 4, 2010, The Cherry Orchard performs Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm at The Gloria Maddox Theater at T. Schreiber Studio (151 West 26th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave., Subway: 1 to 28th, F/V to 23rd). The official press opening is Friday, March 5 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.tschreiber.org.

T. Schreiber Studio (TSS) has been a creative community for actors since 1969. TSS is acknowledged as one of the foremost professional theatre studios in New York City. For four decades, TSS has been the training ground for more than 300 actors each year, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in theatre, film, and television. TSS received five awards from the Back Stage Readers Poll in 2009, including Favorite Off-Off Broadway Theatre. The studio’s high quality productions continue to reinforce a reputation for excellence among audiences and the theatrical community. Martin Denton of NYTheatre.com raves that TSS “has become one of indie theater’s treasures, featuring first-class productions of classic and new plays with incomparable (and award-winning) production values.” For more information, visit www.tschreiber.org.

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CALENDAR INFORMATION FOR THE CHERRY ORCHARD

WHAT: T. Schreiber Studio presents Julie Garfield in The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Carol Rocamora and directed by Terry Schreiber. Carol Rocamora’s new adaptation mines the heartbreaking humor and mitigated joy of Chekhov’s Russian elegy.

WHERE: The Gloria Maddox Theater at T. Schreiber Studio (151 West 26th St., between 6th & 7th Ave., Subway: 1 to 28th St.; F/V to 23rd).

WHEN: February 25 – April 4, 2010 | Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm & Sunday at 3:00 pm

TICKETS: $25 at http://www.tschreiber.org

2 Comments

  1. This is the worst play I have ever seen. Not only is the writing horrible, but the acting and directing is the worst I’ve ever seen. I have never left a bad review (or actually any review for a play in general) but this performance was so bad that I felt I had to warn others.

  2. I couldn’t disagree with you more. This is a fine play with excellent actors. Must have been an off night for the past reviewer. I recommend this play for an evening of memorable theatre.

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