An Immersive Re-Imagining of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard
As the revelries turn sour, and the imminent loss of the estate looms near, the world of the play cracks open, luring the audience in the secrets hidden in the estate's corners and into the subconscious world of Chekhov’s characters. We Will Return in the Spring is an opportunity to see past the seemingly flawless beauty of the cherry blossoms, dig into the soil, and expose what is poisoning the orchard at its roots.
A site-specific piece designed for historic spaces that allude to Europe’s past, the work preserves the
essence of the themes that Chekhov raised at a moment of colossal change, while transporting the narrative to the 21st century European context.
We Will Return in the Spring delves into Chekhov’s iconic work The Cherry Orchard through an interdisciplinary approach that blends theater, movement, music, installation, and particularly, audience immersion.
Audiences are invited to join the family in welcoming home their beloved matriarch. It quickly becomes apparent that interactions are filled with animosity. Even the simple gesture of a welcoming toast can unearth violent outbursts, unfulfilled expectations, class and race-based discord, and financial plight.
We Will Return in the Spring will premiere at the Château de Belloy-Saint-Léonard, Picardie, in 2020.
Festival Les Traversées du Marais, Hôtel de Sully, Paris, September 2019
Château de Belloy Saint Leonard, Picardie, November 2018
Created and adapted by Simón Adinia Hanukai with the ensemble
Translated by Ariane Raynaud
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Assistant Direction by Ariane Raynaud
Music Direction by Alexis Pivot
Stage Management by Jeremy Coffman
The ensemble: Daniela García Castro, Nicolas Giret-Famin, Pamina de Hauteclocque, Eva Carmen Jarriau, Maria Mc Clurg, June McGrane, Alexis Pivot, Guillaume Tagnati, Abbés Zahmani
The presentation at Hôtel de Sully in September 2019 featured: Mathilde Ahmed, Sarah Bertholon, Marie Bétrisey, Aline Boucraut, Anne-Jacqueline Bousch, Claire Butard, Eliza Calmat, Stephanie Campion, Nicolas Coquentin, Hannah Coyle, Louise Denyer, Rébecca Dereims, Alessandra Domenici, Christelle Garcia Moya, Candice Gatticchi, Marie-Laure Girard, Louise Herrero, Tiffany Hofstetter, Beth Jervis, Odile Lavie, Delphine Lefranc, Laura Mariani, Kate McCarthy, Juliette Mézergues, Audrey Mikondo, Julia Osete, Sandra Parra, Fanny Pascaud, Mélanie Peyre, Andres Peyrot, Sandra Piquemal, Pauline Rémond, Diane Renier, Élise Rochet, Perrine Rostand, Estelle Rotier, Ugo Savary, Marie Schnakenbourg, Alice Suquet, Catherine Toffaletti, Corinne Valancogne, Marie Valentin, Elizabeth Wautlet
A project of Kaimera Productions in association with Mipana Company.
In partnership with the Château de Belloy-Saint-Leonard in Picardie and the Centre des monuments nationaux (National Monuments Center).