by A. R. Gurney
10 – 26 September 2015
Director: George Werther
Assistant Director & Production Coordinator: Brian Christopher
When Hollywood diva Amanda returns to her home city of Buffalo, New York to play the lead in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, life begins to imitate art. Both her career and personal life are at a watershed as she revisits the world that shaped her.
In the midst of rehearsals for The Cherry Orchard, we are transported between the relationships and regrets of both Amanda and her alter-ego Madam Ranevskaya.
This is a delightful and poignant piece which speaks to both the world of the theatre and the ephemeral nature of opportunities and choices we make over the inevitable passing of time.
Venetia Macken - Amanda
Chris Perkins - Jackie
Gavin Williams - Roy
Karolina Surawski - Debbie
Wem Etuknwa - James
Ken McLeish - Dan
Stage Manager: Ness Harwood
Assistant Stage Manager : Kerry Drumm
Lighting/Audio operator: Roger Andrew
Set Design: Laurice Banwell
Lighting Design: Maureen White
Audio Design: Patrick Slee, Neil Williamson
Costume Design: Shirley Sydenham
Wigs: Susan Haywood
Poster: Janine Evans