Event The Cherry Orchard
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Venue Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne Theatre Company
First Date 4 July 1972
Opening Date 4 July 1972
Last Date 5 August 1972
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description The surviving members of an ancient land-holding family come back from Paris to find that their country place is about to be sold at auction for debts. A family friend and former peasant, now a prosperous merchant, suggests that they cut down the cherry orchard and built little cottages which they can rent out and thus pay off their debt; but family pride and a general spirit of procrastination will not permit them to consent to such a solution.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Subjects Class Issues
Family
Land
Russia
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Rod Anderson Actor
Barrie Barkla Actor
Simon Chilvers Actor
Jennifer Claire Actor
John Derum Actor
Michael Duffield Actor
Ronald Falk Actor
Wendy Hughes Actor
Irene Inescort Actor
Tony Llewellyn-Jones Actor
Dennis Olsen Actor
Sandra Lee Paterson Actor
Martin Phelan Actor
Malcolm Phillips Actor
Frank Thring Actor
Googie Withers Actor
Louis Brown Assistant Stage Manager
Wendy Robertson Choreographer
Kristian Fredrikson Costume Designer
John Sumner Director
Nigel Levings Electrician
Anton Chekhov Playwright
Kristian Fredrikson Set Designer
Roland Rocchiccioli Stage Manager
Peter Roehlen Technical Director
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Russia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Toured to Elizabethan Theatre, Sydney, and in 1973 to Perth Festival, and Albury.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Event Identifier 14399