a headphone play | by Nick Salvato & Aoise Stratford | Sept 9 – 18
Fridays 4:00 – 6:00 | Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 – 6:00
Ithaca’s first exploration in the emerging form of “headphone theater,” The Cherry Arts’ Storm Country immerses audiences in a world of voices, music, and environmental sounds as they travel among the ghosts of Ithaca’s West End. Inspired by Tess of the Storm Country, the wildly successful 1909 novel based in Ithaca, Storm Country interweaves the strands of Tess’s melodrama with the hidden histories of the neighborhood where they took place. Along the way, Storm Country explores issues that remain as vital in today’s Ithaca as they are in the novel: finding home and being denied it, trespassing and security, the power of the water to transform and be transformed.
Storm Country will be presented September 9–18. Reservations are at 15-minute intervals, Fridays 4:00–6:00, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00–6:00.