Cherokee

by Lisa D’Amour directed by Anne Kauffman

January 8 – February 8, 2014

2013 Obie Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist for DETROIT, Lisa D’Amour crafts a new comedy CHEROKEE in which two couples from Houston embark on a camping trip, not realizing how ripe they all are for transformation. Escaping their humdrum routine in an economically uncertain world, things quickly go awry when one of the four campers goes missing and a mysterious half-Cherokee enters their campground. The three remaining campers begin to question what they find valuable in their lives, and whether or not it is possible to commit to a different kind of life. This World Premiere production is directed by Anne Kauffman, who recently directed the Wilma’s acclaimed productions of BECKY SHAW and BODY AWARENESS; both shows received Barrymore Awards for Best Director and Best Play.

PRESS / NEWS

Cherokee is featured on WHYY’s Arts Shuffle
— WHYY
“Unleashes magical realizations and philosophical musings…CHEROKEE is reminiscent of George Bernard Shaw’s fantastical plays, in which bizarre events lead to life-changing ideas and lots of passionate debate.”
— City Paper
“Under Anne Kauffman’s direction, it’s an impressive production: a terrific cast and an eye-popping set!”
— The Philadelphia Inquirer