director Benedetto Sicca

with Riccardo Buffonini, Sonia Burgarello,  Sara Drago, Mauro Lamantia,  Giancarlo Latina, Luigi Maria Rausa, Beppe Salmetti, Carla Stara

cello Bruna Di Virgilio

music Chiara Mallozzi

assistant director Astrid Casali

set design Maria Paola Di Francesco

light design Marco Giusti


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One of the most representative and famous Checov's plays, deserves now a re-discovery process that justify the mise-en-scene itself. The failure of a bourgeoisie family and the consequently loss of goods, the servant's emancipation and their social redemption rise clearly even from the first reading of “The garden of the cherry-trees”.

Starting from these main themes we wanted to investigate on the human dynamics that the characters experience in the play. Trough “The garden of the cherry-trees” today we want to speak about the families destroyed by the crisis. Of the fear to react to the difficulties selling ephemeral goods just because they are status symbols, and then being pennyless and chocked by debts.

We want to speak about the conditions of thousand of families, of new and old poors, that because of the shame, or their nature or illiteracy, fall in somebody ruthless' hand, who take an advantage of the economical crisis. The characters seem deaf who try to have a dialogue. Seems that Checov wants to say, yell poetically, to the characters to do something, to save themselves. But, there is no hope, or there is only for who listen to his body and his instinct. The Cecov's way to stay represent an entire society way to stay, who depressed, anxious, can not afford the bread, but play to the lottery. We want to speak about families who often are not able to protect themselves from the external events, especially if they are stroked by human tragedies like the loss of a child. Families who seem to take off any realism at the sight on the real things, to retrogress until the economical failure and the emotional implosion.