“Blood Cherries,” written and performed by Dawn Akemi Saito, will be presented Friday and Saturday, June 25-26 at 8 p.m. in the Rand Theater in the Fine Arts Center. The production is part of New WORLD Theater’s summer program New Works for a New World.
In “Blood Cherries,” an elegy to her father, Akemi Saito takes the audience on a fantastical ancestral journey that explores the interior lives and spirits of several characters, including her mother, her dying father, a restless horse, her husband and herself.
Using Butoh dance, music and visual imagery, Akemi Saito weaves together a solo performance that moves beyond time and space as it negotiates humor, grief, the violence of inheritance, identity and eventually, self-discovery.
Tickets are $12 general public, $8 for low-income patrons and $5 for students with ID, and can be obtained through the FAC Box Office (5-2511)