El Nogalar is a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov s The Cherry Orchard, set in Marchin Nuevo Le n, Mexico In Anton Chekhov s play, an upper class family comes home a few months before they lose their orchard because of debt Similarly, El Nogalar finds an upper class Mexican family about to lose their orchard El Nogalar is a story about family, self identity and how one defines home when it is set against the violence and drug cartels plaguing Mexico today Haven t the Chekhov play upon which it was based but this play very clearly has a Chekhovian style while at the same time keeping true to itself by basing the play in Mexico.