February 20–March 1, 2020

The Cherry débuted On the Other Side of the Sea, winner of the Casa de las Americas award for Drama, by Salvadoran writer Jorgelina Cerritos. This lyrical, humorous play explored the pressing issue of “documentation” from a thought-provoking perspective. The Cherry Collective was thrilled to produce the play for the first time in English!

The cast was anchored by beloved Ithaca actor/director Susannah Berryman (Cherry Artists’
Collective founding member), joined by Jahmar Ortiz, Berryman’s student in the Ithaca College acting program. Susannah is a veteran of dozens of local productions, most recently The Children at the Kitchen Theater and A Doll’s House Part 2 at the Hangar. Ortiz was recently seen in A Raisin in the Sun at the Hangar and as Oberon in Ithaca Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

On the Other Side of the Sea was directed by Cherry Artistic Director Samuel Buggeln, and we are delighted that Mary Brett Lorson and Alexa Schmitz composed original music, and local shadow puppet artist Linda Wingerter created shadow imagery. Environment design was by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes were by Sasha Oliveau, and lighting by Christopher Brusberg.

Especially for The Other Side of the Sea, the Cherry was proud to introduce Cherry Chats. After every performance of On the Other Side of the Sea, interested audience members were invited to remain and chat in an informal social setting. Chats were facilitated by Cherry Artists’ Collective members and/or members of the production creative team, and wine will be available by donation. We hope you’ll join us!

2020 Show times
Thursday, February 20th – 7:30pm (pay what you will preview)
Friday, February 21st – 7:30pm
Saturday, February 22nd – 7:30pm
Sunday, February 23rd – 3:00pm
Thursday, February 27th – 7:30pm
Friday, February 28th – 7:30pm
Saturday, February 29th – 7:30pm (Happy Leap Year)
Sunday, March 1st – 3:00pm

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