The cherry orchard stands for beauty. It is vehicle of tradition and self-assurance. It is priceless and immaterial. But the cherry harvest also used to be a profitable, rock-solid currency. Others want a slice of the cake. The merchant and social upstart Lopachin, for example, who has plenty of new money to burn and who has picked up the scent of big business. Or vagabonds passing through, people of no fixed abode who try to assert their claims. There does not seem to be a way to make common cause among all these factions. The obstacles between them are insurmountable. Everyone sticks to their guns, and to their version of the history and vision of the cherry orchard.
Der Kirschgarten – Kammerspiele München