Cherry Lane Studio

Todays Date: 12/03/22
Last Update: 11/08/19 04:47:53 PM
Address: 38 Commerce Street
New York, NY    10014

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Trains The 1 train is the most easily accessible to the Cherry Lane Theatre. Get out at the Christopher Street stop and walk three blocks south on Seventh Avenue to COMMERCE STREET. Turn right onto Commerce Street and walk to the end of the street. The A, B, C, D, E, F, and V all make stops at "West 4th Street" on Sixth Avenue, a few blocks east of Seventh Avenue.

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

THE WILD PARROTS OF CAMPBELL  | Open: 12/04/19 Close: 12/21/19
The NOW Collective and Michael DiMino will present the World Premiere of The Wild Parrots of Campbell, written by Alex Riad (The Floor is Lava at La MaMa/Best Play at the 2017 Planet Connections Festival) and directed by Padraic Lillis at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014), December 4-21. Performances will be on Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm, Thursday, December 5 at 7pm, Friday, December 6 at 7pm, Saturday, December 7 at 7pm, Sunday December 8 at 2pm, Tuesday, December 10 at 7pm, Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm, Thursday, December 12 at 7pm, Friday, December 13 at 7pm, Saturday, December 14 at 7pm, Sunday, December 15 at 2pm, Tuesday, December 17 at 7pm, Wednesday December 18 at 7pm, Thursday, December 19 at 7pm, Friday, December 20 at 7pm, and Saturday, December 21 at 7pm. Tickets ($30) are available for advance purchase at The performance will run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission.

In a rundown house of a California suburb, a group of loser twenty-something roommates find their slacker existence threatened when one of the friends invites a girl he met online to move in, igniting tensions and digging up the home’s past familial trauma.

The cast will feature Adrian Burke (Word Play at NYTW; host of La Mezcla podcast), John DiMino (The Floor is Lava at La MaMa/Planet Connections; Lured at Theater for the New City), Domenica Feraud* (Rinse, Repeat at Pershing Square Signature Center; Law & Order: SVU), Evan Hall (Orange is the New Black on Netflix; Mars on National Geographic), and Kasey Lee Huizinga (Riot Antigone at La MaMa; All The Other Kids Ran Away with The Shelter) with Lighting Design by Katy Atwell (Assistant Designer for Moulin Rouge! on Broadway; In the Event of My Death with Stable Cable Lab Co.), Set Design by Sean Gorski, and Costume Design by Natalie Loveland (Holiday House with Mason Holdings; Stowaway at Classic Stage Company/Trusty Sidekick). The Production Stage Manager will be Emma Hogan. *Actor appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

About the Company: The NOW Collective
The NOW Collective is a New York based theatre company providing a collaborative environment for artists to develop and share new stories. As a company focused on development The NOW Collective has produced 9 staged readings of new plays (including The Wild Parrots of Campbell) and the World Premiere of Apartment Complex (January, 2017), a play written collaboratively by 5 writers.

ESAI’S TABLE  | Open: 03/22/17 Close: 04/01/17
New York: Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. Nathan Yungerberg’s ESAI'S TABLE, will be presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from March 22 – April 1, 2017, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT’s Producing Artistic Directors. Angelina Fiordellisi is Cherry Lane’s Founding Artistic Director,  In ESAI'S TABLE, destiny meets eternity for three young black men atop an ancient magical table in this mythic tale of black lives, friendship, family, and love.

A Little Potato And Hard To Peel  | Open: 10/20/13 Close: 11/09/13
The All For One Festival, presentes A Little Potato and Hard to Peel, a universal story…that is, a universal story about a not so ordinary life. In his warm, smart, and engaging autobiographical solo show, David Harrell delivers a hilarious and insightful look at living with a disability. He was born without his right hand. His parents, having never known anyone with a disability, promised he would never be different. He soon realizes, however, the metal hook he wears on his right hand does in fact make him feel different. A Little Potato and Hard to Peel is not so much a show about living with a disability or overcoming the circumstances of his life but the journey to find the awareness to not be defined by limitations. Through his journey we learn to not let ourselves be defined by our own limitations or let the circumstances of our lives peel away the core of our humanity. 

About the Company: All For One Festival

The All For One Theater Festival presents outstanding solo shows that inform and inspire, together with workshops and panels to enhance the development and appreciation of solo performance. The festival serves as a curated gateway to a network of performing and teaching opportunities that All For One has begun, and will continue, to build.

Turning Page  | Open: 10/11/12 Close: 10/28/12
Geraldine Page’s sparkling career earned her a record-breaking eight Academy Award-nominations and made her one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, but her personal life was marked by loss and tragedy. Turning Page is the triumphant and heartbreaking true story of one of the most celebrated actresses of all time, written and performed by the person who knew her best: her own daughter.  This funny, moving, and deeply compassionate play is a tribute to an icon we lost too soon as well as a richly woven expression from a daughter coming to terms with her own complicated legacy. 

Quoting from her play, Ms. Page read, “I want to live in the realm of make believe.  Of fire and ice.  Of glittering mystical castles of my own making whenever I choose.  Where I create my own reality.   Even if it is only a fantasy…the theater is where I belong...where else are you encouraged to cheat a little to the left, steal the scene and be the best liar in town.  And there’s the audience, begging to have their breath taken away and their hearts ripped out of their bodies.  They’re just waiting to be killed.  Like lambs to the slaughter.”

The creative team includes Michael V. Moore (Sets and Props) and Eric Marciano (Sound and Video).  The Production Stage Manager is Greg Walczak.

Where's My Money?  | Open: 01/27/12 Close: 02/12/12
Marriage and its discontents are the subject of WHERE'S MY MONEY? When Celeste, an out-of-work actor who's cheating on her boyfriend with a married man, runs into Natalie, an accountant married to a lawyer, Natalie gives the impression of being very together and does not approve of Celeste's lifestyle. "I don't know any other way to put this," she tells her. "You're a whore." But Natalie's life is not nearly as together as it appears. Her marriage with Henry is hanging by a thread, and she's being visited by the ghost of an ex-boyfriend who claims she owes him money. Sardonic and caustic, WHERE'S MY MONEY? vivisects the institution of marriage with Shanley's inimitable razor-sharp wit.

Charles Winn Speaks  | Open: 09/15/11 Close: 10/01/11
Set against the backdrop of the current financial crisis, CHARLES WINN SPEAKS by C.S. Hanson follows a lovesick stockbroker as he struggles to find … and keep the woman of his dreams. Juggling the economy, love affairs and his pursuit of the American Dream might just turn out to be more than he can handle!

Living Image Arts first produced Charles Winn Speaks as a short play, in their 2009 One Act Festival, Americanize.  Since then, the play has been in development and has emerged as a full-length play, which has become a defining work for playwright C.S. Hanson. 

About the Company: Living Image Arts

Living Image Arts, Inc. is a New York-based, not-for-profit 501(c)3 theater arts organization. Living Image Arts provides a vital opportunity for New York’s most talented artists to develop new work, cultivate relationships with other remarkable theater professionals and to realize their artistic vision in production. We are founded on the belief that to develop the craft and skills necessary to work as an artist requires a supportive environment; a community of peers who learn, grow and work together. - create compelling, innovative new work

- foster the development of diverse and distinctive voices

- provide a supportive and sustainable artistic home for professional artists

- strengthen & expand the collaboration between artists & the public we serve

- contribute to the growth of theater as a living and relevant art form

We seek to bring only the best (and most unique) theater to the City of New York. We are proud of our growing tradition of artistic excellence and high production value, and our continuing commitment to providing affordable, accessible theater.


Fallen  | Open: 09/09/10 Close: 09/19/10
Fifty7 Productions presents FALLEN, a new and original work by playwright Kyle Spidle.

Money makes the world go ‘round, or does it?  Meet Rob, a former international celebrity who exiles himself from lifestyles of the rich and famous as he questions what’s truly important in life.  Conflicted by modern society and its often tawdry values, Rob takes us on a thought provoking, heartwarming journey through his life as a celebrity turned recluse.  As he contemplates love lost and life’s purpose, Rob is forced to choose between succumbing to society norms or raging against them in a fight for what matters most.

Stripes: The Mystery Circus  | Open: 08/20/10 Close: 08/28/10
People-pleasing Pollyhymnia will do anything to get into the circus. She brazenly reinvents eight iconic circus acts including: The Two-Headed Lady, The High-Wired Act and The Bittersweet Bearded Lady. Secret theories, mysteries and Leonard Cohen are just a few of Pollyhymnia’s passions as she finds her way through song, memories and sheer determination.

Man Boobs  | Open: 07/20/10 Close: 07/24/10
"Man Boobs" tells the story of two men who begin to share a night of passion until issues of obesity and self-esteem overpower their sexual and emotional connection. This new play was developed at The Public Theater's 2009 Emerging Writer's Group and is being performed as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival, which supports and celebrates LGBT theater.

Monty Clift, The Rarest Of Birds  | Open: 07/13/10 Close: 07/21/10
During the filming of Freud in Germany, Director John Huston locked Montgomery Clift in his dressing room to work off his inebriation. Clift ruminates about his life and career, revealing his drug and alcoholic addictions and his struggles with homosexuality.  After five difficult months of filming Freud, Clift finished the picture despite his declining health. Universal sued Clift for thousands of dollars in cost overruns. But an arbitration board ruled in his favor. By then, however, Clift had become the first uninsurable actor in Hollywood. He went on to complete only one more film. Clift died of a heart attack on July 23rd, 1966 at the age of 45.

Sarah Was Mine  | Open: 07/17/10 Close: 07/20/10
A beautifully passionate and genuine story of love and friendship, Sarah Was Mine, makes the 2,800 mile trip from Southern California to the Big Apple. The Fresh Fruit Festival has extended a gracious invitation to the cast and crew of this original 2010 Orange County premiere. Bring tissues to dry your eyes as the honesty of Joseph Fletcher’s original play and life story unravels.

The Fresh Fruit Festival has said it best, “If you think the TV show Will and Grace hasn’t told the entire story of straight woman-gay man friendships, you should be intrigued by the complex, funny, and revealing play about such a friendship”.

Joe Fletcher on Sarah Was Mine  “In the summer of 1998 I planned a camping trip to San Onofre Beach with some friends. They bailed and I went alone….I camped, it rained, for three days straight (in July, in CALIFORNIA!) and my borrowed tent leaked. Needless to say, I sat in my car waiting for it to clear. I had brought my sketchpad; I had planned to draw on the beach for 5 days…Well I ended up opening my pen and out came this play… all of the music, all of the characters and all of the drama. I could not stop. It was a story that had to be told. I learned early… write what you know. In this play David is a kindred soul. Sarah is a compilation of many women… with the emphasis on one true love.”

All the efforts of the cast and crew are dedicated to the memory of Joseph Fletcher

7 Miles From Prison  | Open: 07/18/10 Close: 07/19/10
7 MILES FROM PRISON explores the journey of growing up gay in the rural south. Shane, the protagonist, intimately details his struggles: his racist family, his love of church and god, and his fear of being different. Chronicled through the eyes of a dozen characters, the story is universal. Everyone must find their own path to self-acceptance and love.

“A sharp one-act... quite moving.”

“David L. Ray is an appealing performer who excels at nuanced character work.” ~ LA Weekly

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Cyma's Story  | Open: 07/18/10 Close: 07/18/10



The American west: cowboys, outlaws, lawmen, Native Americans, buffalo…these are the images that come to mind. In Cyma’s Story, Barbara Kahn re-defines the west as she portrays the world of a Jewish Lesbian immigrant in 1939 Wyoming. With Europe entering a new war, Cyma confronts the "ghosts of Europe" that provoked her escape from a Russian shtetl in 1913 and a new life in Wyoming. 

Dreams Of The Washer King  | Open: 06/04/10 Close: 06/26/10
Caught in the space between the past and present, four people revisit one life-changing event in Christopher Wall’s powerful, mind-bending new drama. DREAMS OF THE WASHER KING was a finalist at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, as well as the SPF, PlayPENN and Sundance conferences. Wall’s unique vision unfolds among a field of capsized washing machines and a rainstorm of grass to reveal a haunting story of lost love and childhood dreams.

“In DREAMS OF THE WASHER KING, Christopher deals with the poignancy of regret and the human urge to remember what keeps us trapped reliving our choices, haunted by the possibility of different outcomes. The Playwrights Realm exists to give a platform to early career playwrights telling strong stories with new points of view and Christopher is doing just that,” stated Playwrights Realm Artistic Director Katherine Kovner.

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the cast of DREAMS OF THE WASHER KING is: Stevie Ray Dallimore (Broadway: HENRY IV, THE ELEPHANT MAN), Reyna de Courcy (MONSTROSITY, THE SECRET AGENDA OF TREES), Carla Harting (Arena Stages production of LEGACY OF LIGHT, EURYDICE at Second Stage), and Ben Hollandsworth (THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE & BOO, FROM UP HERE).

Design team for DREAMS OF THE WASHER KING is: David Newell (Scenic Designer), Traci Klainer (Lighting Designer), Amy Clark (Costume Designer), Charles Coes (Sound Designer), and Mike Rossmy (Fight Director).