May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A bold reinvention of a Cherry signature form: the headphone walking play (perfect for social distance)!
Notice the streets we travel. How does our city’s past unfold as we walk? When, where, and how do sites of struggles for freedom—from the time of the Underground Railroad, to the civil rights era, to the present—disclose and disguise their narratives?
Whose job is it to tell these stories? Whose responsibility to remember?
Lead writer Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon writes, “Meandering these streets, one might happen upon a landmark site or a name easily recognized. But how many stories go untold? Which ones have slipped into gaps in history? What place do such silences hold in shaping a community?”
Part one of a two year exploration, Trap Door combines text, dialogue, music, and sound to create an unexpected and intimate new theatrical experiment with downtown Ithaca as its backdrop. Trap Door breaks open the form of the headphone walking play, challenging audiences and posing provocative questions about the pasts, presents, and futures of Ithaca’s downtown spaces and the roles we play in telling their stories.
Thurs 5/20 – 6pm – 7pm – PREVIEW (pay what you will)
Fri 5/21 – 4pm – 7pm
Sat 5/22 – 2pm – 6pm
Sun 5/23 – 2pm – 6pm
Fri 5/28 – 4pm – 7pm
Sat 5/29 – 2pm – 6pm
Sun 5/30 – 2pm – 6pm
Get your tickets in advance at bit.ly/TrapDoorTix
Walk-up availability is not guaranteed.
Ron and Shelley Cooper
Visions Federal Credit Union