This innovative and impressive approach to Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchardmarks a double celebration: 110 years since the play’s premiere on 17 January 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre, directed by Stanislavski, and at the same time, 110 since the playwright’s death (2 June 1904).
A symphony in white would be the proper name for this orchard because the stage is inundated by the color white: transparent white curtains which circumscribe the performance spaces, white flower petals fill the cherry orchard, being scattered both on stage and on the runway that leads to the auditorium. The auditorium chairs are also white, thus allowing the spectators to take part in the characters’ inner struggle. The only dark shade in this décor is represented by Lopakhin, the man of the matter, whose existence is divided between the practical world of the newly rich, and the world of the orchard, a world of gratuitous beauty. The orchard represents the melancholy, the past and the tranquility of the traditional world, a certain calmness, the harmony between man and nature, to which Lopakhin’s modern, merchant-like, attitude appears as foreign and strange. The orchard belongs to a lost past, it is the orchard of the dead. The orchard re-echoes sounds, noises, nostalgia and disillusion which are all too familiar to every one of us.
Roberto Bacci is Artistic Manager and founder of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro in
Roberto Bacci is the one who, in 1985, together with Carla Pollastrelli, invited Jerzy Grotowski to Pontedera, in order to create an Institute in which he could undertake systematic research. Since 1986, Grotowski moved to Pontedera where he established, the same year, the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski, and where he remained until his death in 1999.
Roberto Bacci worked at numerous theatre productions, in
Roberto Bacci is a Theatre Studies graduate with the thesis “Theatre and Alchemy” about Eugenio Barba’s performance at the Odin Teatret, “Min Fars Hus”. Since 1976 he directed numerous productions, at Piccolo Teatro di Pontedera and Compagnia Laboratorio di Pontedera. His performances were presented in Europe, Latin America and the
This is the Italian director’s second collaboration with the Cluj Napoca National Theatre. Two years ago, Roberto Bacci directed in Cluj Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a highly successful production, currently in the repertoire of the Cluj Napoca National Theatre.
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