September 17–26 , 2020, at Stewart Park! The Cherry Arts presented 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 featured 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 was 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.

The seating was carefully arranged for this outdoor play so that social distance was maintained at all times. Our safety precautions met and exceeded New York State’s guidelines for low risk outdoor arts and entertainment events.

2020 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