Photo: Janet Pliszka

Photo: Janet Pliszka

It is several years since our daughter, Delphine, presented her play Craving to the Edmonton Fringe Audiences.  Recently she played to audiences at the New York Fringe at the The Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre.  And we attended!

The Cherry Lane Theatre, a landmark in Greenwich Village’s cultural landscape, is New York’s oldest, continuously running Off-Broadway theatre located on the quiet, secluded Commerce St.  Since 1817 the site has changed from silo to brewery to tobacco warehouse to box factory.  In 1924 it was converted from a box factory into the theater called Cherry Lane Playhouse.

Cherry Lane Studio opened its doors in September, 1998 as a birthing room for new American work.  The 60-seat black-box theater was originally named the “Alternative Space”. Currently, the CLT Studio is a safe haven for the development of new plays.


A gracefully understated monologue, Craving traces the author and actor Delphine Brooker’s adolescent struggles with bulimia and anorexia…


“…she tells us her story in a riveting show because she wants us to live.”

Edmonton Journal, 2004