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CHERRYHOUSE

BY FRANK DUNHAM JR.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 8PM

It’s 1859 and in the heart of old New York is Cherry House, named after its proprietress, Miss Cherry. A proud and free African American entrepreneur in misogynistic, racist pre-Civil war America, Miss Cherry’s business is booming and life is good. Or so she thinks. Trouble comes to town when a Southern lowlife attacks one of Cherry House’s ladies, a runaway freed slave wanted for murder. Miss Cherry’s remarkable ability to navigate a hostile world is put to the test when she’s faced with backlash from the law, threats from a greedy bounty hunter and losing the man she loves by risking everything to do the right thing. 

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MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT

FRANK DUNHAM JR

Frank Dunham Jr, writer/director...is a native New Yorker and an enthusiastic fan and provider for the arts.  He is writer, director, composer and founding member of CSE; CREATIVE STAGES ENTERTAINMENT.  From 2002-2018 Frank has contributed to various institutions, showcases and festivals throughout NYC; The Absolute Theatre Company, The Abingdon Theatre, The Theatre for the New City, The Roy Arias Theatre, WOW Cafe and the National Black Theatre of Harlem.  During covid, CSE installed several episodes of virtual theatre and short films.  Frank looks forward to creating new and bold works for audiences around the world.