Soulpepper’s Lab Series presents The Cherry Orchard
Toronto, ON – June 7, 2010 – Albert SchultzAlbert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today
announced the second off ering of the company’s Lab Series - Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Soulpepper’s
Lab Series provides the company’s artists and audience an opportunity to share in the creative process by
experiencing together various approaches to theatrical storytelling.
Under the guidance of director Daniel BrooksDaniel Brooks, the artists of the Soulpepper Academy: Ins Choi,Ins Choi, Tatjana CornijTatjana Cornij, Raquel Duff yRaquel Duff y, Ken MacKenzieKen MacKenzie, Gregory PrestGregory Prest, Karen RaeKaren Rae, Jason Patrick RotheryJason Patrick Rothery and Brendan Wall Brendan Wall culminate a year-long journey of discovery of one of the seminal texts of the Western Canon.
Brooks and the AcademyAcademy‚ have constructed a condensed version of The Cherry Orchard to fully explore Chekhov’s
profoundly rich tapestry of text and create theatre that challenges and entertains. This exploration of The Cherry
Orchard is also meant to inspire the AcademyAcademy and give them techniques and ideas they can apply to the analysis
and activation of any text. Brooks chose The Cherry Orchard because of its superb text that demands (and rewards)
rigorous exploration and for its timeliness - a family in fi nancial crisis, a mortgage they cannot pay and a way of
life under threat.
The Cherry Orchard runs July 1 - 10 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 55 Mill Street, Building
49, in the Distillery Historic District. Tickets are $20 plus HST and are available by visiting www.soulpepper.ca or
by calling the Young Centre box offi ce at 416.866.8666.