Opening Night: 12 September 2000
Author: Anton Chekhov
Title: The Cherry Orchard
Original Title: Вишнëвый сад
Translator: Jerzy Jarocki
Director:
Maciej Prus

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 2 hours 30 min

The Cherry Orchard

director: Maciej Prus
set design: Boris Kudlička
costume design: Zofia de Inẽs
music: Jacek Ostaszewski
lighting design: Krzysztof Trzaskowski

Cast:

Lubov Ranevskaya, a landowner Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska
Anya, her daughter Karolina Dryzner / Agnieszka Kotlarska (from May 12, 2001, guest actor) / Aneta Todorczuk (from October 5, 2002)
Varya, her adopted daughter Joanna Kwiatkowska-Zduń / Katarzyna Taracińska (from March 29, 2001)
Leonid Gayev, Ranevskaya's brother Jan Englert
Yermolay Lopakhin, a merchant Artur Żmijewski
Pyotr Trofimov, a student Mariusz Bonaszewski
Boris Simeonov-Pischik, a landowner Andrzej Blumenfeld
Charlotte, a governess Anna Chodakowska
Simon Yepikhodov, a clerk Leszek Zduń
Dunyasha, a maid Aleksandra Justa / Kinga Ilgner (from December 20, 2000) / Beata Ścibakówna (from May 12, 2001)
Firs, a butler Zdzisław Tobiasz (guest actor)
Yasha, a young butler Arkadiusz Janiczek
Passer-by Marcin Kocela (guest actor) / Bartłomiej Bobrowski (from October 11, 2001)

viola Marek Czech / Dariusz Wachnik (understudy)
double bass Tomasz Januchta / Kazimierz Jandrysiak (understudy)
flute Marcin Kamiński / Robert Nalewajka (understudy)
violin Marek Zebura / Mariusz Kielan (understudy) / Stanisław Tomanek (understudy) 

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Mariusz Bieliński
  • set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Krzysztof Trzaskowski, Zbigniew Szulim, Korneliusz Wieczorek
  • sound techniciansRafał Barański, Mariusz Maszewski
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk
  • prompter: Jolanta Szydłowska

Gallery:

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  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

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