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The Orchard (After Chekhov)
April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 21, 2019
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 21, 2019
An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 21, 2019
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 21, 2019
Sarena Parmar’s The Orchard (After Chekhov) is an adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, but told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley. With the bank calling and money low, will the Basrans be able to save their beloved orchard? Inspired by the playwright’s own childhood, this fresh adaptation confronts life, loss, and the Canadian immigrant experience with humour and beauty.
Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran said, “I have always loved Chekhov’s writing—and The Cherry Orchard in particular—but what grabbed me about Sarena’s play was its particular sense of place. The play has a great sense of longing and melancholy, infused with contemporary humour and humanity which transposes Chekhov’s writing for our Arts Club audience, in our time.”
Director Jovanni Sy added, “This play really spoke to me—it’s about people in search of identity and the factors out of their control that keep them disoriented.”