Cherry Lane Continues Mentor Project with THREE GIRLS NEVER LEARNT THE WAY HOME
Cherry Lane Theatre will continue its Obie Award-winning Mentor Project with three girls never learnt the way home, written by Matthew Paul Olmos. three girls is directed by Larissa Lury, mentored by Taylor Mac and will begin performances on Wednesday, March 13 and run through March 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC). Tickets are $25 ($60 for a three-show membership) and can be purchased by visiting cherrylanetheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
After being bussed into a newly integrated school, three friends find themselves in the center of a mysterious encounter which ignites a panic throughout the area. With elements of magical realism and visceral theatricality, three girls never learnt the way home explores what happens to children caught in the middle of complicated adult fears.
The cast features Jennifer Dorr White (NY: Loyalty. TV: "The Onion"), Toni Lachelle Pollitt (NY: The Hurricane Party), Carmen Zilles (NY: Small Mouth Sounds, Scenes from a Marriage), and Andrea Negrete (NY: Independent Study, Cherry Lane's The Opportunities of Extinction).
Creative team includes set design by Susan Zeeman Rogers, costume design by Melissa Ng, lighting design by Sarah Johnston, sound design by Fan Zhang, casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting, general management by Mott/Fischer Productions, production management by Iron Bloom Creative Productions, and Suzi Bonnot is the Production Stage Manager.
After three girls never learnt the way home, Mentor Project will conclude with The Climb written by C.A. Johnson and mentored by Martyna Majok (April 3 - 13, 2019). Casting and creative team TBA.
The Mentor Project, winner of an Obie Award for its dedication to helping early-career playwrights develop new work, each year partners an emerging author with a seasoned professional for a year of script work, rewrites, casting, rehearsals and a full production at Cherry Lane. Mentor Project is also the recipient of the James Kirkwood Award for American Playwrights.
This marks the 21st year if the Mentor Project which has helped develop works by playwrights such as Jocelyn Bioh, Sheila Callaghan, Sam Forman, Katori Hall, Rajiv Joseph, Antoinette Nwandu, Christopher Shinn, Jen Silverman, Bridgette Wimberly, and Anne Washburn.
One of the most renowned theatres in the country, Cherry Lane Theatre has produced a large succession of plays by leading writers from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett, Edward Albee and Harold Pinter. Cherry Lane Theatre was founded by Angelina Fiordellisi in 1996, and remains devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage. Seri Lawrence is Artistic Director, Reed Ridgley is Development Manager, Sangeeta Bhagat is Director of Individual and Corporate Giving, Lex Morton is Facility Manager, and Mary Geerlof is Director of Community Engagement.
Tickets for the Mentor Project are $25 (single show) / $60 (three- show membership.)
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.cherrylanetheatre.org or call OvationTix at 866 811 4111