October 25–November 3
The Cherry artists’ Collective presents Listen to Her, a mini-festival of solo shows about women.
Asylum, written and performed by Elizabeth Mozer, is based on an amazing true story of a patient at the now-deserted psychiatric hospital in Binghamton known as “The Castle.” In a work that she has performed across the US, Mozer follows the stories of six patients, real and invented, over six decades, drawing in part from asylum records. Asylum brings marginalized voices to life and explores the shifting definitions of “fitness to function in society”. Mozer will bring this work to the Cherry Arts directly from a 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.
Over two thrilling weekends, Listen To Her will fully encompass the Cherry Collective mission: radically local, radically global, formally innovative. Don’t miss a single one!
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