An open-air theatre origami flower; a lyrical and mysterious plunge into the histories of one storied corner of Ithaca, New York.

By Austin Bunn, Wendy Dann, Saviana Stanescu, & Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

September 17-21, 2015


The Cherry Arts’ inaugural production, A Cherry Timedive, was performed outdoors at 102 Cherry St. on the banks of the Cayuga Inlet, on the site of the future home of the Cherry Artspace, before ground was broken

A hobo in an urban jungle has visions he cannot shake; a grieving mother receives a strange letter that calls her to the shore; a young duck is mesmerized by the glossy black loon at the center of the lake; and a poet charged with fictionalizing the history of her town finds herself in over her head.

Four of Ithaca’s most prominent writers dance with the strange and compelling events that have occurred on and around Ithaca’s Cherry Street. An outdoor, site-specific performance at once beautiful, strange, and transporting.

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association 

Austin Bunn
Wendy Dann
Saviana Stanescu
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
Carolyn Goelzer*
Jennifer Herzog*
Godfrey Simmons*
Seth Soulstein
Nick Salvato
Samuel Buggeln