by Lisa D’Amour
directed by Anne Kauffman
January 8, 2014February 8, 2014

2013 Obie Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist for DETROIT, Lisa D’Amour crafts a new comedy CHEROKEE in which two couples from Houston embark on a camping trip, not realizing how ripe they all are for transformation. Escaping their humdrum routine in an economically uncertain world, things quickly go awry when one of the four campers goes missing and a mysterious half-Cherokee enters their campground. The three remaining campers begin to question what they find valuable in their lives, and whether or not it is possible to commit to a different kind of life. This World Premiere production is directed by Anne Kauffman, who recently directed the Wilma’s acclaimed productions of BECKY SHAW and BODY AWARENESS; both shows received Barrymore Awards for Best Director and Best Play.

Running Time: 
2 hours and 20 minutes (includes a 15-minute intermission)

Press / News

“Unleashes magical realizations and philosophical musings…CHEROKEE is reminiscent of George Bernard Shaw’s fantastical plays, in which bizarre events lead to life-changing ideas and lots of passionate debate.”
— City Paper
"Under Anne Kauffman's direction, it's an impressive production: a terrific cast and an eye-popping set!"
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
Cherokee is featured on WHYY's Arts Shuffle



 • Set Designer


Ashley Everage • Traci
David Ingram • John
Kevin Jackson • Mike
Kalani Queypo • Josh
Marcia Saunders • Janine

Production Team

Lisa D’Amour • Playwright
Anne Kauffman • Director
Maiko Matsushima • Costume Designer
Drew Billiau • Lighting Designer
Brendan Connelly • Sound Designer