September 17–26 at Stewart Park! The Cherry Arts presents The Fan by Carlo Goldoni, a huge, outdoor, family-friendly farce from the still-hilarious 18th-century author of The Servant of Two Masters. This production will feature a socially-distanced cast with elaborate, comic COVID masks, and heightened movement vividly visible to a distanced audience. In a new form we are calling “lip-sync without lips,” the entire production will be performed to a prerecorded track replete with dialogue, music, and ridiculous sound effects. The show will be available to be watched online or in (distanced, outdoor, masked) person. A first experiment in “lip-sync without lips” can be seen at Directed and in a new adaptation by Artistic Director Samuel Buggeln.

We are carefully arranging seating for this outdoor play so that social distance will be maintained at all times. Our safety precautions meet and exceed New York State’s guidelines for low risk outdoor arts and entertainment events.


Show times (at Stewart Park)
Thursday, September 17th – 5:30pm
Friday, September 18th – 5:30pm
Saturday, September 19th – 2:00pm
Saturday, September 19th – 5:30pm

Thursday, September 24th – 5:30pm
Friday, September 25th – 5:30pm
Saturday, September 26th – 2:00pm
Saturday, September 26th – 5:30pm

We rely on our supporters to make this event FREE to our community! If you are able, please consider making a donation here to pay the Cherry’s artists and technicians for their extraordinary work!

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Special thank you to our Underwriters:

Elissa Cogan and Barry Chester

To our Housing Sponsors:

And to our Sponsor:

Fingerlakes Wealth Management