An Immersive Re-Imagining of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard
France - 2019-2020
© Philippe Berthé/ CMN
We Will Return in the Spring
Hôtel de Sully
62 rue Saint-Antoine - 75004 Paris - France
September 8th, 2019 at 3pm
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.
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.
Excerpts of the work will be presented at the Hôtel de Sully, Paris, in the autumn of 2019 and We Will Return in the Spring will premiere at the Château de Belloy-Saint-Léonard, Picardie, in the spring of 2020.
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
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).
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