Adams' Apples, inspired by The Cherry Orchard, honors Chekhov's spirit of writing about contemporary life and people in the world around him. The Adams are characters of today with the attitudes, beliefs, and problems that affect us all -- problems of our economy, the environment, questions about what we mean by success and freedom and whether they are more than material success, greed, and license. The times change, but the questions are the same. What is success? What rules the world, power or love? Can they co-exist in a healthy way? In Adams' Apples every character wants love, and is afraid of not finding it. Audiences familiar with The Cherry Orchard will recognize the roots of Adams Apples as they become involved in the lives and problems of our contemporary characters. And, those who aren't familiar with "The Cherry Orchard will encounter a play filled with humor, truth, and the comedy and tragedy that make our lives what they are.