tg STAN Antwerp

De Kersentuin / La Cerisaie / The Cherry Orchard

In the twenty-five years they have been treading the boards, the members of tg STAN have remained faithful to their critical and undogmatic approach to theatre and society. In 2015 they are returning to Chekhov, this time tackling his final and most enigmatic play, a work that has left its indelible mark on the history of theatre:The Cherry Orchard. The question of knowing whether the play is a comedy or a drama, and why Chekhov was persuaded that is was definitely a comedy, has occupied generations of creators. Nine actors, four of whom have just left drama school, tackle this literary monument that has held an almost fatal attraction for performers for more than a century. If The Seagull is the perfect play, The Cherry Orchard could well be the perfect "anti-play". The present barely exists, stifled as it is between a nostalgic and romantic preference for the past and a fragile aspiration for an uncertain future. So why stage The Cherry Orchard in 2015? Because they can!

NXTSTP partners: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine (Bordeaux), Dublin Theatre Festival (Dublin), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon)

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