STORM COUNTRY sneak peek photos

On March 4th, 2016, The Cherry teamed up with The History Center  in Tompkins County, as a part of Downtown Ithaca’s First Friday Gallery Nights series, to present a sneak peek of STORM COUNTRY.

Based on the 1909 novel “Tess Of The Storm Country” by Grace Miller White
Written & Set on Ithaca’s West End

In 1909, a beautiful, fiery and dirt-poor Ithaca girl named Tessibel Skinner took the country by storm. The hit pulp novel Tess of the Storm Country spoke to class struggle and women’s rights everywhere, and was made into two different silent films starring Mary Pickford. The Cherry Arts channeled Tess’s righteous passion in a reading of Storm Country — the first draft of an eventual site-specific performance piece for Ithaca’s West End.

Adapted by Nick Salvato

Directed by Samuel Buggeln


Matthew Bretschneider*

Jennifer Herzog*

Craig MacDonald*

Caroline Maloney

Darcy Martin Rose*

Erica Steinhagen*

David Studwell*

Jacob Garrett White*

(*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)

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