Grenfell theatre is offering two opportunities to take in a few of playwright Anton Chekhov's major plays.
The Cherry Orchard chronicles a noblewoman's return to her family estate after a five-year absence to escape troubling memories of her son's death as the family scrambles to retain a vision of gentility amidst a climate of huge social and economic transition. The Cherry Orchard, featuring the work of Grenfell's second-, third- and fourth- year students, is directed by Mary Vingoe, costume design by Vickie Marston, set by roy Hansen-robitschek and lights by Harry Tibbo. This show will take place Nov 18, Nov. 20 and Nov. 22 at 8 p.m.
Uncle Vanya, or Scenes from Country Life, is both gut-wrenchingly sad and hilariously funny. Its characters are both admirable and despicable; selfish, narcissistic, prone to depression and whining about their lot in life but also capable of love and passion and self-sacrifice. Uncle Vanya also features the work of Grenfell's second-, third- and fourth- year students. It is directed by Michael Waller, with costume design by Vickie Marston, set by roy Hansen-robitschek and lights by Harry Tibbo. This show is scheduled for Nov. 19, Nov 21 and Nov. 23 with 8 p.m. showtimes.
Tickets are available at the door, with a discounted rate for those choosing to attend both plays.