Marquette University News Release

Marquette presents Anton Chekov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’

October 23, 2008

Event Information:
Dates: Nov. 13-23, 2008
Times: Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
           Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Place: Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre
          525 N. 13th St.

Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard will be presented by the Marquette University Department of Performing Arts at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre.


The Cherry Orchard is the story of a once-wealthy family whose estate, including the cherished cherry orchard, is about to be sold to pay for mounting debts.  Living in the past and maintaining an extravagant lifestyle, the family’s inability to accept help has left the future of their beloved cherry orchard in danger.  If the orchard is lost, they will lose their way of life as well as their family identity. Written on the verge of the Bolshevik Revolution, this classic play highlights the growing uncertainty of the future and the budding possibility of hope when faced with the unknown. The play will run:

  • Thursday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, through Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for the general public range from $5 to $18, and can be purchased by contacting the theatre box office at (414) 288-7504.  Discounted tickets are available for senior citizens and Marquette students.

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