Fish's father only taught him one thing - punch til ya can't punch no more, then keep punching. It's a strategy that's kept him alive in the alleys and in juvi long after his dad dropped dead. But when he meets Cherry, a runaway with unwavering faith and a craving for magic, the stakes become more than survival. Can he stop the bleeding, or can some brokes never be fixed?
McManus captures the grinding decline of the steel towns of his youth, channeling the frustration of an abandoned and rusted over way of life into a story both visceral and lyrical. Set in the shadows of silent smokestacks, Cherry Smoke is a love poem written in scars and cigarettes ash.
Jessica London-Shields, Peter Oyloe, Emily Shain, and Dan Toot
AND THE WORK OF: Scott Butler (Dialects), Jesse Gaffney (Props), Sarah Gilmore (Sound), Meg Lindsey (Management), Michelle Milne (Movement), Rachel Sypniewski (Costumes), and Sally Weiss (Set/Lights)
the side project
1439 W Jarvis Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
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