Der Himmel beschütze Sie!
In his last play Der Kirschgarten (1904) Anton Tsjechov brings together all his classic themes on the country estate of Ljoebov, a large landowner who, feeling betrayed by love and life, is on the verge of going bankrupt.
Premiere: 21/04/2001—Schauspielhaus, Hannover
cast: marion breckwoldt, oliver masucci, simone henn, franziska henschel, oda thormeyer, wolf bachofner, moritz dürr, benjamin höppner, peter rené lüdicke, tim porath, heinz kreitzen
director: luk perceval
scenography: katrin brack
costumes: ursula renzenbrink
"Der Kirschgarten symbolises what we're all pursuing: living eternally in a safe, warm and cosy environment, in a childlike memory. But that is an illusion. The play describes the transition from a harmonious community towards a completely individualised capitalist society. People have an incredible need for harmony, but they degenerate into self-destructive egocentric individuals. It is Tsjechov's credit for having already understood many years ago that people will always carry on their vain struggle against the changing of society."