Inspired by the Japanese legend of the Crane Wife, Jen Silverman’s odyssey unfolds in the space between two worlds as Cassis embarks on a quest to save her brother’s ghost.

Crane Story weaves puppetry, music, and ancient folklore to tell an imaginative, haunting (and humorous) story that captivates the hearts of audiences and never lets go.


Crane Story
by Jen Silverman
Directed by Katherine Kovner

September 6th - October 1st, 2011
at the Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street

"pure aesthetic gratification"

"talent is clearly on display here"

"Silverman's imaginative script is suffused with both beauty and sadness."


Featuring the talents of...

Michael Locher, Scenic Design
Moria Sine Clinton, Costume Design
Ji-youn Chang, Lighting Design
Nathan A. Roberts, Sound Design and Composition
Layna Fisher, Props Design
Puppet Kitchen, Puppet Design
Miki Orihara and Musumi Kishimoto, Movement Design
Christine Scarfuto, Dramaturg
Joanne E. McInerney, Production Stage Manager
Aaron Verdery, Production Manager
Ryan C. Durham, Assistant Stage Manager
Lauren Rockman, Associate Scenic Design

About the Playwright:
Jen Silverman

Crane Story is The Playwrights Realm's 2012 Page One Production, which is a holistic approach designed to allow a playwright both the physical and mental time, space, and resources to take a meaningful step forward in their career. Each year, one playwright is chosen for our Page One Residency.  You can learn more about Jen by clicking here!

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