Cherry Smoke

by James McManus
Produced by the side project
Opened November 2010

A Midwest premiere, penned by Princess Grace Award winner and Carnegie Mellon colleague James McManus. Set in the shadows of silent smokestacks, Cherry Smoke is a love poem written in scars and cigarette ash.

Chicago Tribune: “Lavina Jadhwani’s clean but gutsy staging for Side Project taps just about every vein possible.”

Chicago Reader: “Lavina Jadhwani’s staging for the Side Project has a compelling, powder-keg intensity.”

Time Out Chicago: “Jadhwani and her crew make smart, elegant choices with the material… Jadhwani and movement director Michelle Milne elevate the script’s frequent fight scenes into something close to literal ballet. There’s gorgeous work afoot here.”

Featuring Jessica London-Shields, Peter Oyloe, Emily Shain and Dan Toot.

Photos by Anna Bahow.