Molly Carden, Patrick Carroll, Julie Jesneck and Vayu O'Donnell Will See Cherry Smoke at Urban Stages

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10 Apr 2014

Working Theater, in its 29th season Off-Broadway, will continue its exploration of the face of poverty in America, with James McManus' Princess Grace Award-winning play Cherry Smoke, which will begin previews April 22 at Urban Stages in Manhattan.

Directed by Tamilla Woodard, the production will officially open May 1 and continue through May 18.

The cast features Molly Carden, Patrick Carroll, Julie Jesneck and Vayu O'Donnell.

"On the outskirts of Pittsburgh," press notes state, "Fish is a ticking time bomb and a back alley fighter who has been in and out of jail his entire life, Cherry is a runaway who has been on her own since age 10 and hopes for a more simple life where she and Fish can be together, Will Fish be able to harness his rage and make a life for him and Cherry?"

The production will also have scenic design by Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams, costume design by Emily DeAngelis, lighting design by Solomon Weisbard, sound design by Sam Kusnetz, prop design by Claire Kavanah and fight choreography by Rick Sordelet. The production stage manager is Megan Dickert, the assistant stage manager is Kelly Hardy, the production manager is Libby Jensen, and the assistant director is Dina Vovsi.

Show times will be Monday and Wednesday-Saturday at 7 PM with matinees Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Urban Stages is located at 259 West 30th Street, between 7th and 8th. Tickets are $25 (General Admission) and $23 (Students/Seniors/Union Members) and may be purchased in advance at or by calling (212) 868-4444.