Tiago Rodrigues, Anton Tschechow
Language French with German and English surtitles
Duration 2 hr 10 min
Prices EUR 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55
Previous dates
26 May
Time 7.30pm
27 May
Time 7.30pm
28 May
Time 7.30pm
29 May
Time 6pm
Other dates
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d’Avignon
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d’Avignon
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d’Avignon
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d’Avignon
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d’Avignon
  • Q & A

    26 May, following the performance

  • Stage tour for club members

    Friday, 27 May, 6.30pm or Saturday, 28 May, 6.30pm
    Exklusively for Club Members.

  • Thanks to

    The performances in Vienna are supported by Institut français d'Autriche.

Following the acclaimed productions By heart (2016), Sopro (2019) and Catarina e a beleza de matar fascistas (2021), the theatre director and newly appointed head of the prestigious Festival d’Avignon Tiago Rodrigues is once again guesting at the Wiener Festwochen, this time with a classic of the theatre. With its timeless elegance, Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard tells of the passing of time, of the downfall of once opulent worlds. In this exquisite production, it is none other than Isabelle Huppert who, in the role of the landowner Lyubov, has to experience the loss of the family estate. Rodrigues turns this loss of private property into a more fundamental issue, sketching out a finite world of exploitation that is entirely doomed. The impending change of circumstances has become inevitable. A great tragedy, but also a great comedy. Impressively performed by a diverse ensemble of actors whose uncompromising interplay brings the classic to life in this updated version.

  • Artistic Team

    Text Anton Tchekhov Translation André Markowicz, Françoise Morvan Direction Tiago Rodrigues Artistic collaboration Magda Bizarro Stage design Fernando Ribeiro Light Nuno Meira Costumes José António Tenente Make-up, Hair Sylvie Cailler, Jocelyne Milazzo With music by Hélder Gonçalves (composition), Tiago Rodrigues (lyrics) Sound Pedro Costa Assistant direction Ilyas Mettioui With Isabelle Huppert, Isabel Abreu, Tom Adjibi, Nadim Ahmed, Suzanne Aubert, Marcel Bozonnet, Océane Caïraty, Alex Descas, Adama Diop, David Geselson, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Alison Valence Music Manuela Azevedo, Hélder Gonçalves Set construction Ateliers du Festival d’Avignon Costume production Ateliers du TNP de Villeurbanne

  • Production

    Production Festival d’Avignon Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris), Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lissabon), Théâtre National Populaire (Villeurbanne), Comédie de Genève, La Coursive scène nationale de la Rochelle, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale, National Taichung Theater, Teatro di Napoli – Teatro Nazionale, Fondazione Campania Dei Festival – Campania Teatro festival, Théâtre de Liège, DC&J Création, Holland Festival (Amsterdam), International Theater Amsterdam Supported by Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Tax Shelter Programm der Belgischen Regierung, Inver Tax Shelter Residency La FabricA du Festival d’Avignon, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

    Premiere July 2021, Festival d’Avignon

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