November 13–21, 2020

The Cherry presented the English-language première of “A Day” by Québecoise writer Gabrielle Chapdelaine. In this funny and tender award-winning new play, four mysteriously connected characters guide one another through a seemingly ordinary day.

And the reviews are in! A Day is:

Technically impressive and dramatically effective…Ortiz, Steinhagen, Gregory, and Yntema do excellent, heartfelt work...A Day will stick with you much longer!” 

“Put down the remote, pick up the mouse and watch A Day.” 

“An energetic cast brings a delightful script to pulsing, exuberant life.”
—Box Five Theater reviews

In a grand collaboration, four Cherry Arts actors performed live from multi-camera green-screen booths in the State Theatre of Ithaca, their performances were mixed in real time with recorded video to create a sophisticated and surprising landscape of 24 seemingly ordinary hours.

“A Day” stared Ithaca favorites Karl Gregory, Jahmar Ortiz, Erica Steinhagen, and Sylvie Yntema. It was translated by Josephine George, video mise en scène was directed by Samuel Buggeln, and performances were directed by Wendy Dann. 

2020 Show times (all performances at 7:30)

Fri Nov 13 | Sat Nov 14

Thurs Nov 19 | Fri Nov 20 | Sat Nov 21

Rehearsal green-screen booths in the Cherry Artspace, which will become the colorful scenes of A Day!

Click here to watch Erica Steinhagen* and Karl Gregory* Zoom-rehearse A Day!

“A Day” was made possible with support from the Cultural Services of the Québec Government Office in New York.