The Hotel Cerise

The Hotel Cerise

Venue: 
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Location: 
Fringe

Bonnie Greer's new play is set in and around the Hotel Cerise - a famous retreat for middle class black people during the time of segregation. It's a landmark and symbol - a place where Black America once felt welcome and safe...

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The Hotel Cerise Synopsis: 

Michigan, USA. 2016. As America's first black president ends his eight years in office - Anita Mountjoy risks losing her family's beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King rested and Miles Davis played. Are the family keepers of this proud history, or simply trapped by its ghosts? Can 'the audacity of hope' survive?

By: 
By Bonnie Greer Inspired by Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
Director: 
Femi Elufowoju, jr
Lighting: 
Tim Lutkin
Sound: 
Simon McCorry
Design: 
Ellen Cairns
Costume: 
Jessica Curtis
Cast list: 
El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney, Ellen Thomas, Angela Wynter
The Hotel Cerise Schedule
Previews from: 
Thursday, 20 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 12 November, 2016
Closes: 
Saturday, 12 November, 2016
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday2.30pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--
Address:
Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN
Venue Box Office:
020 8534 0310
Nearest tube:
Straftord

Our Review

On paper Bonnie Greer’s contemporary American reworking of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, set against the dirtiest election campaign of modern times, seems an insightful and arresting idea. Eight years after the election of the first black President, many Americans are asking questions about Obama’s legacy, in particular the various black communities who have differing opinions on how... Read more

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