World Premiere by Saviana Stanescu

September 14 – 23, 2017

Grand opening production of the The Cherry Artspace!

directed by Samuel Buggeln

starring: Jennifer Herzog* and Erica Steinhagen*

video & Sound:  Sergey Levitskiy       lighting: E.D. Intemann

“A Cheerful Dystopia.” Developed over the course a year with members of The Cherry’s company of artists, What Happens Next is a brand-new, wildly funny and innovative multimedia work with a modular, house-of-mirrors structure. Equal parts humor, poetry, and image, the play explores the relationship between two women whose identities seem to continually shift in a mysterious high-tech room. What Happens Next is a bizarre, unusual, moving exploration of our relationship to technology alongside the bonds that link us to the people we love.

Photo: Jody Christopherson

Playwright Saviana Stanescu is a recipient of NYC’s Innovative Theatre Award and has been an Indie Theater Person of the Year as well as an inductee to the Indie Theater Hall of Fame. Her works have been produced at over fifty theaters in the United States, including The Women’s Project, La MaMa, and The Lark in NYC, as well as Hollywood’s Theatre Row, Sacramento’s B Street Theatre, and Cincinnati’s Know Theatre. Internationally, her plays have been translated into 11 languages and produced in Mexico City, Toronto, Paris, Avignon, London, Stockholm, Bucharest, Ankara, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Sydney and many other cities.

The WHAT HAPPENS NEXT team. L-R: Erica Steinhagen, Jennifer Herzog, Sam Buggeln, Saviana Stanescu. (Photo: Sergey Levitskiy)