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March 2, 2015
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February 28, 2015
Feb 28, 2015   •   Articles, News & Rumors, Stages, The Cherry Orchard   •   Leave a Comment

Completed in 1904, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Anton Chekhov’s final dramatic work, is the most often staged of all Russian plays worldwide, and its production at People’s Light & Theatre Company (adaptation by Emily Mann) affirms why. Combining insightful socio-cultural farce with gripping human pathos, its dual nature as comedy and tragedy is captured in spades by director Abigail Adams and her extraordinary team of actors and designers.

Set at the turn of the 20th century, in the pivotal time that saw the decline of the aristocracy, the rise of the bourgeoisie following the abolition of serfdom in 1861, and the fulmination of the Russian Revolution of 1917, Chekhov’s story revolves around the auction sale of an aristocratic estate, with its extensive cherry orchard, to pay off the family’s delinquent mortgage and growing debt. Lyubov Ranevskaya, the widowed mistress of the house, returns from five years in Paris with her daughter Anya, after having spent lavishly there on the latest French fashions and on the “worthless scoundrel” she loves. She is met back home by family, friends, and servants, who catch up with each other on marriage proposals, deaths, travels, finances, and bygone days—most notably the impending loss of her ancestral property and the changing socio-political direction of her homeland.

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February 23, 2015
Feb 23, 2015   •   Stages, Stills, The Cherry Orchard   •   Leave a Comment

From Mary’s words The Cherry Orchard is giving a good succeess and we couldn’t be happier because both she and her daughter deserves this all. Appereantly people are facing bad weather to see them, and I’m so very much thrilled to find little glimpse of it in stills. Today I add one new still to the gallery of Mary and her daughter Olivia. Enjoy!

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February 17, 2015
Feb 17, 2015   •   Margin Call, Projects, Screencaptures, Sneak Peek, Videos   •   Leave a Comment

And today the movie caps spot is dedicated to Margin Call, a 2011 movie with a huge list of A+ celebrities in which Mary plays another really small part as Kevin Spacey’s ex-wife, by the end of the movie. Enjoy the bluray disc HD screencaptures and the clip from it.

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February 14, 2015
Feb 14, 2015   •   Articles, Interviews, News & Rumors, Stages, The Cherry Orchard   •   Leave a Comment

The Oscar-nominated actress stars with David Strathairn in ‘The Cherry Orchard.’

Stands With a Fist is now a Russian aristocrat. Mary McDonnell first rose to fame playing the Anglo-raised-by-Indians character inDances With Wolves, the 1990 film that earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. This month, McDonnell takes the stage at Malvern’s People’s Light & Theatre Company as another strong-willed woman with a unique name: Lubov Andreyevna Ranevskaya, the lead in Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

The production runs Feb. 11 to March 8 and also features fellow Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominee David Strathairn, who starred in Good Night & Good Luck and co-starred in Lincoln, The Bourne Legacy and a host of other films and TV shows. This is the second time McDonnell and Strathairn have worked together. The first was in the 1992 film,Passion Fish, which netted McDonnell two more Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.

For the past seven years, McDonnell has played Los Angeles police Capt. Sharon Raydor—first on TV’s The Closer, then in her own show, Major Crimes. The latter is one of the most watched cable series of all time.

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February 14, 2015
Feb 14, 2015   •   Stages, Stills, The Cherry Orchard   •   Leave a Comment

The first image of Mary in costumed surfaced the web. She’s so beautiful! Enjoy it in our gallery.

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