CHEROKEE: Pay What You Can performances: Feb 9 & 10, 8PM
Lisa D’Amour’s latest work a companion piece to last season’s hit, Detroit takes a disparate group of Americans to the brink… and even beyond. What does it mean to lead an authentic life? What are we willing to give up to have our lives transformed?
by Lisa D Amour
Directed by John Vreeke
February 9 March 8, 2015
Two couples: one black, one white flee their suburban pressures and try to connect with nature by going camping in Cherokee, North Carolina. But their vacation is upended when one member of the group vanishes and the others are then visited by a mysterious local… who unearths buried desires that might change all their lives forever.
“Playwright Lisa D’Amour and director John Vreeke proved to be a potent combination in last season’s Detroit. If that earlier play in which two couples struggled to maintain a suburban foothold was a diagnosis of the American problem, then Cherokee, where the characters leave civilization and start over, is an exploration of a possible solution. But none of the answers comes easily in this mysterious work, where nature has the upper hand and even our identity as human individuals is questioned. We see that transformation is a gift that comes not to those who seek it, but to those who are ready to accept it.”