Asylum, written and performed by Cherry Collective Member Elizabeth Mozer, is based on stunning true events connected to the deserted Binghamton psychiatric hospital known as The Castle. In a work that she has performed across the US, Mozer weaves together over six decades the lives of a Polish immigrant, three hospital inmates, and a woman following the clues to her past. This original movement-infused drama draws from personal accounts, historical documents, and imaginings to explore the shifting definitions of mental health and to bring marginalized voices to life. The Cherry Artists Collective presents Asylum on the heels of a sold-out, held-over run at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City.
The Belle of Amherst is a beloved classic about the iconic, reclusive poet Emily Dickinson. The play draws from Dickinson's letters, diaries and poetry to paint a complex and joyful portrait of one of the great American women artists. Ithaca College acting professor Kathleen Mulligan performs an indelible Emily in a vibrant reimagining by director Norm Johnson. The Belle of Amherst will perform at the Cherry Artspace directly from a run at the American University in Beirut.
The English-language and US Premiere of The Saint brings the work of beloved Argentine playwright Santiago Loza back to the Cherry stage, starring Jennifer Herzog under the direction of Amina Omari. Currently in the eighth year of its hit run in Buenos Aires, this funny, delicate, and dramatic tale follows the spiritual and emotional journey of an unforgettable young woman. Content warning: adult / disturbing content, including discussion of sexual violence. More information available upon request.
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Thursday, October 24th 7:30pm The Belle of Amherst
Friday, October 25th 7:30pm The Saint
Saturday, October 26th 3:30pm Asylum
Saturday, October 26th -7:30pm The Saint
Friday, November 1st 7:30pm The Belle of Amherst
Saturday, November 2nd 3:30pm The Saint
Saturday, November 2nd 7:30pm Asylum
Sunday, November 3rd 3:30pm The Belle of Amherst
Sunday, November 3rd 7:30pm Asylum