Production: de facto theatre company, Zagreb, Croatia
22.Sep | 20:00
Place: Bitef Caffe. Online (Zoom)
One of the new forms of digital theatre developed during the pandemic as a reaction to the necessity of physical distancing, are performances created for Zoom and similar online platforms. The project “The Cherry Orchard in the Cherry Orchard“ by the Croatian director Bobo Jelčić is an intelligent, witty and poignant adaptation of the famous play by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. The abbreviation and compression of the text, which is Jelčić’s typical approach when directing Chekhov, is here made by focusing the plot on the crucial event: the auction and the selling of the cherry orchard. The dramaturgical intervention also offers a “naturalist“ justification for the fact that the actors are not in the same physical space but meet only in the virtual one. Namely, we follow the zoom-conference in which they keep trying, each in their own space, up to the final consultations before the auction, to prevent the inevitable.