Blossoming ticket sales led to a two-week extension of The Cherry Orchard at Washington DC's Source Theatre. David Mamet's translation of the Anton Chekhov comedy/drama was originally supposed to close Apr. 12 but instead ends this weekend, Apr. 25.
Designer Tony Cisek came up with a novel concept for the piece: He set the entire play in Lyuobov's childhood nursery -- where the adults, who refuse to deal with the reality of losing their beloved estate, are surrounded by dollhouse furniture and broken bits and pieces of their past.
The production is directed by Joe Banno and stars Kerry Waters as Lyuobov.
The Cherry Orchard is performed Wed.-Sat. at 8 PM and Sun. at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $22 ($27 Fri. and Sat.).
The current production at the theatre's second stage is Carter W. Lewis' Soft Click of a Switch, directed by Christopher Lane, which closes April 11. Next up at the main stage is Tom Donaghy's Minutes from the Blue Route, May 20-June 21.
Upcoming at the Source are the campy musical Ruthless! (previews begin May 20 for a May 23 opening) and, as a late night offering, Mambo Mouth.
For more information on Source Theatre shows, call (202) 884-0060.