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What lurks in the unconscious mind of a set designer? Adrianne Lobel certainly found out while working on the Princeton, NJ-based McCarter Theatre's spring production of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. The creation of the fleeting world of the play was very much the end of an imaginative process on Lobel's part. After talking to director (and adapter) Emily Mann and reading a translation of the play (not Mann's), Lobel did what she terms "mood paintings" that were based on each act--and not on

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