The Plantation

Aug 31, 2017 – Sep 25
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Nolan Park

Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents The Plantation: a bold new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, set in 1870 Virginia after emancipation, but before the onset of Jim Crow. The Plantation re-imagines The Cherry Orchard to tell a post-Civil War story about tectonic shifts in social status of black and white Americans during the period after the war when Southern aristocracy was brought to its knees. Chekhov’s Russian serfs become American freed men and women in this immersive and emotionally charged production. 10 performances of the fully staged, indoor/outdoor site- specific production will take place in The Commanding Officer’s House in the historic Nolan Park section of Governors Island.


Performance dates:

Thursday, August 31 (opening night)
Friday, September 1
Saturday, September 2
Sunday, September 3
Saturday, September 9
Sunday, September 10
Friday, September 15
Sunday, September 17
Saturday, September 23
Sunday, September 24
Monday, September 25

All performances are at 1:30 PM.

Guaranteed reserved seating (30%) is SOLD OUT.

FREE seats are available on a first come, first served basis which means we advise people to take an early ferry and put your name on the list.

Weekend ferries are free before noon.

Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier