Cherry Lane Theatre, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, will kick off its fall season with the world premiere of Lisa Ramirez’s To the Bone. Ramirez will also appear in the play, under the direction of Lisa Peterson. To the Bone will begin performances on September 9 and run through October 4. Opening night is set for September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre.
To the Bone follows Latina immigrant poultry workers in the U.S. and gives audiences a look inside the lives of the invisible work force that puts food on our tables. The contemporary drama was inspired by interviews conducted by Ramirez during a six-month period in New York State's Sullivan County.
Ramirez’s previous writing credits include Exit Cuckoo, Art of Memory, Invisible Women-Rise, All Fall Down and Pas de Deux (lost my shoe).
Joining Ramirez in the cast are Annie Henk, Liza Fernandez, Paola Lazaro-Munoz, Xochitl Romero, J.J. Perez, Gerardo Rodriguez and Haynes Thigpen. The play will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Russell Champa, costumes by Theresa Squire and sound design by Jill Du Boff.