The Cherry Orchard
KAJAANI CITY THEATRE
Anton Chekhov; Finnish translation by Teemu Kaskinen
Directed by Helka-Maria Kinnunen
A Chekhov classic gets a crisp new treatment in this bittersweet comedy about the past, the future, money and social status.
The author’s last play is set in a decaying manor which becomes a multigenerational intersection of fears, anxieties, selfish pursuits and romantic longing.
How hard it is to let go of the old and face the new when the whole world is in perpetual motion! For some, the consequences are tragic, while others get lucky, and then there are those who are just amused by life’s ludicrous merry-go-round. Everything vibrates and bubbles up in this piece with vivacious movement material and nothing but love towards its characters.
”Theatre manager Helka-Maria Kinnunen’s directorial farewell to her Kainuu audiences leaves everyone with a smile and a refreshing aftertaste.”
Katja Mabrouk, Kainuun Sanomat newspaper (text in Finnish and behind a paywall)