Sun, Jun 28, 2020
at 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Online 123 Home St, Appartment City, NY 11111

Cherry Orchard Festival presents  Boston’s Arlekin Players Theatre with State vs. Natasha Banina (, a newly-conceived live Zoom interactive theater art experiment , directed by Igor Golyak and featuring Arlekin company’s leading actress and 2020 Elliot Norton Award winner (Outstanding Actress) Darya Denisova. Performances will take place on Sunday evenings: June 14, 21, and 28, 2020 at 8 pm live on Zoom.  State vs. Natasha Banina is based on a play by contemporary Russian playwright, Yaroslava Pulinovich’s Natasha’s Dream. For information or to reserve a Zoom spot, visit .Each performance will also offer live post-show discussion.

State vs Natasha Banina is set inside a zoom courtroom where the audience is the jury observing the young girl in confinement, telling her story directly to the camera lens. The play transforms its virtual audience into a jury tasked with deciding the fate of Natasha Banina, a 16-year-old orphan on trial for attempted manslaughter. Natasha makes her unique appeal to audiences as the jurors, letting them into her world, where she dreams about love, family, acceptance, adjusting and her future. Ultimately, the audience will decide her fate.

All performances are FREE, Zoom registration is required, suggested donations will support COVID19 EMERGENCY RELIEF effort for THE ACTORS FUND. 


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Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation

Cherry Orchard Festival ( is a leading independent non-profit international arts organization with a solid reputation for presenting musical performances, theatrical productions, and multi-disciplinary performing arts attractions by a stunning array of global artists to audiences in US. Our mission is to promote global cultural activity and exchange of ideas through entertaining and educational programming, and to increase diversity by offering cultural programming for audiences whose primary language is not English.

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