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Chicana Chekhov? Nuts!

January 30, 2012

Anton Chekov wrote “The Cherry Orchard” in 1904, telling the tale of a Russian matriarch who loses her land because she’s unwilling to change.

The dynamics of that family resonated with playwright Tonya Saracho. She left her native Sinaloa, Mexico as a child, has lived in the US since 1989 and today carries a green card.

She adapted Chekov’s work last year, setting it in a pecan orchard, as you would find along the Mexico – Texas border.

“El Nogalar” got its West Coast premiere over the weekend at Hollywood’s Fountain Theater.

Read more and listen here.

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