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Cherry Lane Theatre Concludes its Mentor Project Season with C. A. Johnson’s THE CLIMB Directed by Jenna Worsham Mentored by Martyna Majok- April 3-13, 2019
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:26 pm EDT 03/13/19

CHERRY LANE THEATRE
CONCLUDES ITS
OBIE AWARD-WINNING MENTOR PROJECT SEASON
With C. A. Johnson’s

THE CLIMB

Directed by Jenna Worsham

Mentored by Martyna Majok

Featuring:
Erin Anderson, Sharlene Cruz, Alex Hurt, Renika Williams

April 3 – 13, 2019

At Cherry Lane Theatre

Cherry Lane Theatre (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founder; Seri Lawrence, Artistic Director) will conclude its Obie Award-winning Mentor Project with The Climb, written by C.A. Johnson. The Climb is directed by Jenna Worsham, mentored by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok and will begin performances on Wednesday, April 3 and run through April 13, 2019, at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting cherrylanetheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111.

The Climb follows Tiffany, a 30-year-old, directionless woman who is the sole subject of her wife’s photography career. So when she absconds on a month-long hiking trip to think, both women find themselves questioning everything from the future of their marriage to the true meaning of a moment captured in time.

The cast features Erin Anderson (NYC: Sleep No More), Sharlene Cruz (NYC: Den of Thieves), Alex Hurt
Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Renika Williams (Regional: PIPELINE, A Raisin in the Sun).

The creative team includes set design by Lawrence E. Moten III, costume design by Andy Jean, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, sound design by Z Worthington, casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting, general management by Mott/Fischer Productions, production management by Iron Bloom Creative Production, and Seth Betzler is the Production Stage Manager.

The Mentor Project, winner of an Obie Award for its dedication to helping early-career playwrights develop new work, each year partners emerging authors with seasoned professionals for a year of script work, rewrites, casting, rehearsals and a full production at Cherry Lane. Mentor Project is also the recipient of the James Kirkwood Award for American Playwrights.

This marks the 21st year of the Mentor Project which has helped develop works by playwrights such as Jocelyn Bioh, Sheila Callaghan, Sam Forman, Katori Hall, Rajiv Joseph, Antoinette Nwandu, Christopher Shinn, Jen Silverman, Bridgette Wimberly, and Anne Washburn.

One of the most renowned theatres in the country, Cherry Lane Theatre has produced a large succession of plays by leading writers from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett, Edward Albee, and Harold Pinter. Cherry Lane Theatre was founded by Angelina Fiordellisi in 1996 and remains devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage. Seri Lawrence is Artistic Director, Reed Ridgley is Development Manager, Sangeeta Bhagat is Director of Individual and Corporate Giving, Lex Morton is Facility Manager, and Mary Geerlof is Director of Community Engagement.

CHERRY LANE MENTOR PROJECT

The Climb, written by C.A. Johnson,

Directed by Jenna Worsham and Mentored by Martyna Majok

Performances will take place April 3 – 13, 2019

Currently running through March 23, 2019

three girls never learnt the way home,

written by Matthew Paul Olmos, directed by Larissa Lury,

and mentored by Taylor Mac

Tickets for the Mentor Project are $25.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.cherrylanetheatre.org

or call OvationTix at 866 811 4111

Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street, NYC
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