November 13–21

The Cherry presents the English-language première of A Day by Québecoise writer Gabrielle Chapdelaine, translated by Josephine George and directed by Wendy Dann. This strange, funny, and tender new play will star Ithaca favorites, Karl Gregory, Jahmar Ortiz, Erica Steinhagen, and Sylvie Yntema. These four mysteriously connected characters guide one another through the obstacles large and small that must be overcome in order to get through an ordinary day. The unexpected and ever-evolving structure of A Day lends itself beautifully to complexly mixed video, and this production will be presented in live video stream. In each of five performances, four actors will perform live from multi-camera green-screen booths, their performances mixed in real time with recorded video to create a sophisticated and surprising landscape of 24 seemingly ordinary hours. In its original language as Une Journée, the play received the 2018 Gratien-Gélinas prize for best new play.


Show times
Friday, November 13th – 7:30pm
Saturday, November 14th – 7:30pm
Thursday, November 19th – 7:30pm
Friday, November 20th – 7:30pm
Saturday, November 21st – 7:30pm

Erica Steinhagen* and Karl Gregory* Zoom-rehearse A Day!