Director and choreographer Martha Clarke will breathe new life into Colette’s 1920 novella Cheri at the Signature Theatre Center! Tickets are now available for the new production, which uses dance, theater and live music to tell the classic story. Directed, conceived and choreographed by Clarke, the new production will begin performances November 19 and play a limited engagement through December 22 at off-Broadway’s Irene Diamond Stage. Opening night is set for December 8.
Featuring pianist Sarah Rothenberg and a text by playwright Tina Howe, Cheri stars ballet dancers Herman Cornejo and Alessandra Ferri, as well as Oscar nominee Amy Irving. Colette’s masterpiece tells the tragic and story of a six-year affair between Lea, an aging retired courtesan and Cheri, a pampered young man in Belle Epoque Paris.
The Cheri creative team includes scenic and costume designer David Zinn, lighting designer Christopher Akerlind, sound designers Arthur Solari and Samuel Crawford and music supervisor Sarah Rothenberg.