by Anton Checkov
Directed by Paula Sperry
Scenic Design by William Temple Davis
Costumes Designed by Laura Love
Lighting Designed by William Temple
Department of Theatre
University of Denver
The Cherry Orchard was
produced on the University of Denver Theatre Departments proscenium
stage.For this production audience risers were built on stage. They were
arranged to produce a 21' by 17' thrust stage. Batten trim height was 18'
Orchard set consisted of a floor of random width 1x stock.
The floor was physically distressed with chains, hammers, etc.
After the distressing the floor was stained and then painted
with three layers of peeling paint. The floor was backed with
a set of vertical rough cut boards. These boards were staggered
up to 1'-0" apart. A wooden door frame was set between the
distressed floor and the upstage center entrance.
The lighting was based on 5 basic lighting areas. Each area was
lit 7 instruments. Four of the lights were placed at a vertical
angle of 40 degrees. They were spread approximately 90 degrees
apart. All of these lights were gelled in Azure Blue (R72). The
other three instruments were spread at an angle of 120 degrees
from each other and were gelled in Pale Amber Gold (R09), Light
Amber (R16), and Nile Blue (R70).
Act One. The Old Nursery.
Act Three. The Drawing Room.
Detail of the Floor.