Burning House


September 23-October 9 2022


IN RESIDENCE: September 20 – October 10, 2022
Varya is losing her mind trying to stave off disaster, but there’s absolutely no more money left and her adoptive mother Lovey won’t stop fritting away what little they have left. To pay off the debts, will the older generation agree to sell the family orchard, or will they continue to do absolutely nothing? And when will they realize that not doing anything at all is still a choice? Burning House presents CHERRY JAM, a play on Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Opening fall 2022, CHERRY JAM is a spirited and brisk one-act adaptation that features six actors and focuses on class conflict, problematic shared history, and the impending climate disaster.

9/23-9/24 at 8pm
9/25 at 2pm, 9/29-10/1 at 8pm
10/2 at 2pm
10/6-8 at 8pm
10/9 at 2pm 
154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

PLEASE NOTE:All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
Please reach out to Kori Rushton krushton@irttheater.org with any accessible questions or accommodations you might have/need

Featuring: David De Almo, Kelli Ruttle, Joseph Franchini, Kelly McCready, Megan Medley, & Connor Wilson

Kelly McCready (Director/Adapter) is a writer/actor/director in New York City. Television: Extrapolations (AppleTV+). Stage: Sex Object (PIT Loft), The New Morality (Mint Theater Off-Bway), Bigger Than You Bigger Than Me (Theatre Row Off-Bway), The Execution of Mrs. Cotton (spit&vigor), The Tempest (Ophelia Theatre Group), Radical & Abandon (Obie Award Metropolitan Playhouse). Directing: She Is A Shipwreck (PVD Fringe Festival & OOTB Theatricals), The Immaculate Deception (The PIT Loft), Does This Woman Have A Name? (Greenhouse Ensemble), Hedda Gabler (original adaptation at Ophelia Theatre Group). Graduate of Case Western Reserve University (2013) and Moscow Art Theatre Program (2011). AEA. @kellyraemac

David De Almo (Co-Producer) is a writer/actor/producer in New York City. Television: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Girls5Eva. NYC Theatre: The Trade Federation (IRT Theatre), Sex Object (The PIT), Hedda Gabler (Ophelia Theatre Group), Barefoot in the Park (MidCity Productions), The Proust Virus (HERE Arts Center), The Berkeley Dissolve (Don’t Tell Mama). Producing credits include Mike Birbiliglia’s Thank God for Jokes (Lortel Nomination), Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, and Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (Lortel Nomination). Favorite regional credits include Phil in On Your Feet! (Engeman Theatre), Michael in Dancing at Lughnasa, Phil in Hurlyburly, and Bishop Cauchon in Saint Joan. AEA/SAG-AFTRA.

Key Art by Bridget Karsky @bcarsky.

Visit https://www.burninghousecompany.com/ for more info.

COVID PROTOCOL:This performance will be seated at full capacity without social-distancing. All guests (ages 2+) are required to wear a face-covering, regardless of vaccination status and must show proof of vaccination. However, performers will not be masked.

There are multiple ways to show proof of vaccination.

1.A photo or hard copy of their CDC vaccination card
2.NYC COVID Safe App
3.New York State Excelsior App
4.Official vaccine record
5.A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac.

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village,  IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council; A.R.T./New York’s NYC Small Theatres Fund made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation & support for ASL interpretation provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York.