Following on from the successful productions Een meeuw (2022), Vrijdag (2021) and Noem het maar liefde (2019), Michel Sluysmans is once again directing a modern interpretation of a well-known stage classic. In Jibbe Willems' adaptation, De Kersentuin becomes a hilarious and melancholy portrait of people who see the world changing faster than they can handle.
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In Gesprek Fri 2 June
Actress Lyubov (Pheifer) returns to her family's estate after a failed career in Paris. Due to high debts, the family property is in danger of being auctioned and she and her daughters do everything they can to avert bankruptcy. Entrepreneur Lopachin (Spitzenberger) has a solution: if they turn the cherry orchard into a holiday park, the family is assured of a stable income. This proposal presents Lyubov with an impossible dilemma. If you want to stay the same, you have to change. But at what price?
Anniek Pheifer and Jeroen Spitzenberger play the lead roles in an adaptation of one of the best-loved plays in the world repertoire, De Kersentuin by Anton Chekhov. Directed by Michel Sluysmans and with live music by multi-instrumentalist Beppe Costa, an eight-piece ensemble presents a contemporary version of this timeless story about clinging to the past, fear for the future and the tragic struggle with the present.
After the performance, come and think, listen and chat at In Gesprek. We invite a guest to further explore the themes of De Kersentuin and to exchange experiences. If you have any questions, this is the perfect time to ask them. In Gesprek is free of charge and starts shortly after the performance in one of our foyers, is conducted in Dutch and lasts about half an hour.
with Anniek Pheifer, Jeroen Spitzenberger, Beppe Costa, Vincent Linthorst, Nick Renzo Garcia, Quiah Shilue, ‘Ntianu Stuger, Liza Macedo dos Santos
text Jibbe Willems after Anton Tsjechov
director Michel Sluysmans
producer Toneelgroep Maastricht
tour planning and publicity material Senf Theatre, Delft