Jean-Claude van Itallie's adaptation is splendid, colloquial without being cute, simple, moving, funny.
I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like this production on a stage before—I left the Beaumont exhilarated.
...a new, faithful, very playable and gorgeous translation by Jean-Claude van Itallie.
Carnicke's Cherry Orchard is direct, easily accessible to young American students, and mercifully free of all that blather that mucks up so much of the other versions that I know. --James Parker, Late Professor of Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University
“Senelick . . . has done his job as scholar and translator nearly to perfection.”