The Cherry Orchard

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From the Anton Chekhov play, The Cherry Orchard, performed at the O'Reilly Theater, the character Varya is quite unique. Varya embodies Chekhov's idea of comedy, she is waiting for events to happen, but in reality they will never happen. Varya is probably motivated by her quest for happiness, and what she really wants. She wants to marry Lopakhin, or does she? She probably doesn't truly love him but is motivated to marry him because she …

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…was over my head, or the actors weren't that good (which I doubt). To me, The Cherry Orchard seemed like a play of its time, and many of us don't know the attitudes and emotional state of mind in Russia in the turn of the last century. I think, what Chekhov and his contemporaries and maybe play scholars might find humorous, I found sad, even tragic, and that was not Chekhov's intentions for the play.