The Missing Chapter

by Katie Marks & Aoise Stratford

Aug 31–Sep 9

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The first production of the Cherry’s 2018/19 season! The Missing Chapter by Katie Marks & Aoise Stratford is a brand new “headphone walking play” based on Ithaca’s silent film past, produced in collaboration with Wharton Studio Museum with support from Friends of Stewart Park. Running Fridays- Sundays August 31–September 9, with walks beginning at the Stewart Park Pavilion every 15 minutes during showtimes.

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In The Missing Chapter, text, dialogue, music, and sound effects interweave to create an immersive theatrical experience unlike anything else in Ithaca. Audiences will wend their way through Stewart Park as they uncover missing chapters of Ithaca’s silent film history. Travel back to the days of the Women’s Suffrage movement with Wharton Studio’s silent film heroine Beatrice Fairfax—advice columnist for the lovelorn and amateur sleuth! Solve the Mystery of the Missing Chapter, and discover a fascinating piece of Ithaca’s geography and heritage that’s been hiding in plain sight.

Audience members who participated in Storm Country, The Cherry’s original headphone walking play, will recall the thrill of traversing Ithaca on foot* while being immersed in a theatrical experience like no other.

The Missing Chapter experience is wheelchair-accessible

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At Stewart Park in Ithaca NY

MEET AT THE PICNIC PAVILION!

Text: Katie Marks & Aoise Stratford
Direction: Samuel Buggeln
Sound design: Norm Scott
Associate producer: Diana Riesman
 
Cast, in order of spoken appearance:
TED WHARTON: Eric Brooks
ROSE: Darcy Rose
NARRATOR: Camilla Schade
ARCHIE: Dean Robinson
BEATRICE FAIRFAX: Jennifer Herzog
JOEY: Josh Wilde
JIMMY BARTON: Austin Jones
EDITOR: Norm Scott
LEOPOLD WHARTON: Sam Buggeln
PATRICK CONWAY: Josh Wilde
STUDIO KID: Rowena Lloyd
PEARL WHITE: Carolyn Goelzer
MARY: Cynthia Henderson
ROSE’S FATHER: Dean Robinson
MR. WRIGHT: Godfrey Simmons
FRANK, THE BIRDER: Eric Brooks
LUCY: Susannah Berryman
MIKE: Greg Bostwick
CONDUCTOR: Sam Buggeln
LUCY’S CHILDREN: Hugo Stratford and Ella Avgar

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