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 fortune teller who has been on her own since age 10 and hopes for a more simple life where her and Fish can be together. Set on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, will Fish be able to harness his rage and make a life for him and Cherry?
“Set in a barren wasteland of U.S. post-industrial urban fringe, a decaying world where the dreams are simple, yet unattainable, Cherry Smoke is an achingly human drama – often funny, ultimately tragic – where the love is passionate and primal. Reminiscent of Sam Shepard, Cherry Smoke is densely lyrical despite its marginalized, uneducated characters.”
—Stage Whispers, Australia
Production and Development History
Produced: Barebones Productions at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2007); Glass Umbrella Creative, Sydney (2009); The Clockwork Theatre (2009); Gurnet Theatre Project, Boston (2010).