THE CHERRY ORCHARD
By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Sylvia Enrique
Monday May 22nd at 7PM
In the Lyceum Space
Amigos brings the classic version of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution. The story follows Lyubov Ranevskaya and her family’s return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure. The Cherry Orchard captures a people—and a world—in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. First produced in Moscow in 1904, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. Amigos stages this classic which by turns tragic, funny and poignant brings this towering tale to life.
Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theater.
Written by by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Sara Guerrero
Monday June 26th at 7PM
In the Lyceum Space
Following Amigos’ June Reading of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, we move to Saracho’s adaptation of this classic, set in modern day Northern México where class pressure and social turmoil threaten traditions, families, land and lifestyle in contemporary México. The Galván family, led by Matriarch Maité, have come back to their expansive pecan orchard, el nogalar, to reclaim their land after she has squandered away the family fortune. While away, the México they once knew has slowly been taken over by a drug war. Using the relationships between the Galván sisters and Maité with her daughters, the play focuses on whether the women will choose to adapt to the new world around them or be left behind, clinging to the past.
Tanya Saracho was born in Sinaloa, México. She is a playwright and Television Writer who's worked on "How To Get Away With Murder," HBO's "Looking," "Girls," and "Devious Maids." Named "Best New Playwright" by Chicago Magazine, Saracho has had plays produced at: Primary Stages in NYC, 2nd Stage in NYC, Denver Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Teatro Vista, Teatro Luna, Fountain Theater, Clubbed Thumb, NEXT Theater and 16th Street Theater. Saracho was named one of nine national Latino "Luminarios" by Café magazine and given the first "Revolucionario" Award in Theater by the National Museum of Mexican Art. She is the founder of Teatro Luna (the first all-Latina Theatre Company in the nation) as well as the founder of ALTA (Alliance of Latino Theatre Artists). She is currently in development at STARZ and with Big Beach Films and under commission with: South Coast RepertoryTheatre and Two Rivers Theatre. Tanya is a proud SAG/AFTRA actor.
Amigos del REP's reading of Abuelito's Mexican Christmas Carol, December 2016
Amigos del REP's Historias Tenebrosas, October 2016
Amigos del REP's Historias Tenebrosas Amigos del REP's reading of
October 2016 The Sweetheart Deal, September 2016
Manifest Destinitis, which originated in Amigos del REP
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