by James McManus
directed by Tamilla Woodard
with Molly Carden, Patrick Carroll, Julie Jesneck, and Vayu O’Donnell

april 22 to may 18, 2014

at Urban Stages 259 West 30th Street, New York, NY


Poverty, first kisses, boxing, and irrational hope combine in a brutal love story about four young people trying to grasp the American Dream. In this Princess Grace Award-winning play, James McManus captures the devastated remnants of the steel towns of his youth, channeling the frustrations of a working class without work. A combustion of the magical and the mundane, Cherry Smoke takes you to a world rarely seen on the New York stage.

Scenic Design: Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams
Costume Design: Emily DeAngelis
Lighting Design: Solomon Weisbard
Sound Design: Sam Kusnetz
Props Design: Claire Kavanah

Production Manager: Libby Jensen

Production Stage Manager: Megan Schwarz Dickert
Assistant Stage Manager: Kelly Hardy

Casting Director: Stephanie Klapper 
Press Representative: Daniel Demello
Fight Choreographer: Rick Sordelet