Based on the 1909 novel “Tess Of The Storm Country” by Grace Miller White
Written & Set on Ithaca’s West End
In 1909, a beautiful, fiery and dirt-poor Ithaca girl named Tessibel Skinner took the country by storm. The hit pulp novel Tess of the Storm Country spoke to class struggle and women’s rights everywhere, and was made into two different silent films starring Mary Pickford. The Cherry Arts channeled Tess’s righteous passion in a reading of Storm Country — the first draft of an eventual site-specific performance piece for Ithaca’s West End.
Adapted by Nick Salvato
Directed by Samuel Buggeln
Darcy Martin Rose*
Jacob Garrett White*
(*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)