The Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov

Directed by
Paul Reisman

Gallaudet University's
Eastman Studio Theatre
May 18 - June 10, 2018

The Cherry Orchard poster




“★★★★” proclaims DC Theatre Scene!
“The award winning Fools bring artistry, cultural awareness
and salient knowledge...to everything they touch.”
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DCMTA raves:
“Perhaps Chekhov's play as imagined by the Faction of Fools
is what we need to laugh at our current era.”
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"...a perfect introduction to Chekhov’s comic genius...”
Raves MD Theatre Guide,
"Far closer to the original intent than just about any production you’re likely to see"
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CiaoDC says,
"Faction of Fools Theatre Company morphs Chekhov’s work
into a barrel of laughs in true commedia spirit."
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This Spring, DC's favorite Fools take their first foray into the works of Anton Chekhov, with The Cherry Orchard. Complete with secret plots, wily servants, tortured lovers, and a sprawling family estate on the chopping block, you'll find out why Chekhov himself insisted he wrote comedies! For almost a decade, Faction of Fools has been celebrated as DC's award-winning Commedia dell'Arte Theater Company. Come see this mix of high art and low comedy, as Faction's inimitable brand of physical comedy sheds new light on a classic!

May 18 — June 10
Fri and Sat @ 8pm
Sat and Sun @ 2pm

Special Monday Night Performance
Monday June 4th at 7:30pm

Tickets available HERE or 1-800-838-3006
$22 regular; $18 students, seniors, and military; $12 children under 12

Sara Barker
Danny Cackley
Francesca Chilcote
Amber James
Casey Johnson-Pasqua+
Julia Klavans
Jack Novak
Jesse Terill
and Kathryn Zoerb

Set Design by Ethan Sinnott
Lighting Design by Kris Thompson
Properties by Megan Godfrey
Music composed by Jesse Terill
Masks by Aaron Cromie & Tara Cariaso

Directed by Paul Reisman
Assistant Director: Nikolya Sereda+
Stage Manager: Sarah Magno
ASL Consultant: Dr. Lindsey D. Snyder

Performance interpreters: Dr. Lindsey D. Snyder, Mary Beth Morgan
+Gallaudet student intern

Production Sponsors

Dr. Matthew R. Wilson and Sarah Bartlett Wilson


Gallaudet University Theatre Arts Dept. LogoEastman Studio Theatre – Elstad Annex
Gallaudet University
, 800 Florida Ave NE, WDC
* Free Parking * Metro: Red Line, NoMa-Gallaudet U *
Click here for directions.

Running time: Approx 120 minutes; Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Select performances ASL interpreted.  Open Captioning available.
ASL interpreted 5/18, 6/2 @ 8pm, 6/10 @ 2pm
Open Captioning available upon request.