SUNY Orange Students Will Bring Anton Chekhov’s Play to Orange Hall Theatre Stage in November

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The changing social and economic climates of Russia in the early 20th Century will come to life on the Orange Hall Theatre stage this November during six performance of “The Cherry Orchard” by SUNY Orange’s Apprentice Players.

Written by Anton Chekhov, “The Cherry Orchard” details the passing of an era, portraying the rise of Russia’s middle class and its subsequent impact on a waning aristocracy struggling to adjust to its loss of wealth and changing social status. This plays out on stage as Mrs. Ranevsky and her family, owners of a vast cherry orchard, are incapable of adjusting to their new social and personal responsibilities. The family, accustomed to living off the labor of the serfs who worked the land, ultimately loses its fortune and its estate.

The Apprentice Players’ adaptation of “The Cherry Orchard” will be directed by David Cohen. Performances are scheduled for the weekends of Nov. 6-8 and 13-15. Friday and Saturday performances are slated for 8 p.m. on Nov. 6-7 and 13-14. Sunday showings will begin at 3 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 15.

The cast includes: Amanda Hilyard, Lara Schaffer, Heather Zoll, Zachary Gibson, Jeff Foley, J.J. Condon, Jonathan Guagenti, Theresa Wagers, Jonathan Bulla, Samantha Gillespie, Jason Zieren, Marcus Glover, Phil Cappadora, Emily Dykeman, Zarif Ahmed, Katie Gulak, Michael Delfino, Caitlin Mennerich, Daniel Post and Erin Hoensch.

Ticket prices are: $12, general admission; $10, senior citizens, faculty, staff and alumni; $5, students; and free for active duty military personnel. For reservations, call (845) 341-4789. For more information, contact the Arts and Communication Department at (845) 341-4790.

Orange Hall Theatre, located in Orange Hall, is universally accessible. General parking is available in the College parking lot at the intersection of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues.

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Mike Albright
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