Ranyevskaya (Zoë Wanamaker) returns more or less bankrupt after ten years abroad. Luxuriating in her fading moneyed world and regardless of the increasingly hostile forces outside, she and her brother snub the lucrative scheme of Lopakhin (Conleth Hill), a peasant turned entrepreneur, to save the family estate. In so doing, they put up their lives to auction and seal the fate of the beloved orchard.
Set at the very start of the 20th century, The Cherry Orchard captures a poignant moment in Russia's Directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies.
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