Kristine Haruna Lee's PLUM DE FORCE to Play The Bushwick Starr, 9/5-8
The Bushwick Starr Propeller Project presents Plum de Force, written and directed by Kristine Haruna Lee, with performances September 5-8, Thursday-Sunday at 8pm.
Johnny is a farmer who can talk to plums. He's also in love with one. When the illicit affair becomes a public scandal, the adulterous plum and her sisters receive their grim sentence- plucked and sent to an ultra-chic supermarket, which, from their perspective, is a Berlin Night Club full of lights, music, plastics, pesticides, and not to mention, some dangerous looking fruit. A psychedelic trip offered by one dubious apple sends the plums to a circus in Calcutta (of all places), where bread and butter sing, a bag of sugar sweet talks, and a courtroom waits to cast their final verdict. Plum de Force is Kristine Haruna Lee's newest play about the life cycle of plums who are also witches, contemplating the modern consciousness of food.
Set Design by Gregory Laffey; Lighting Design by Sarah Lurie; Costume Design by Karen Boyer and Bevan Dunbar; Sound Design by Mike De Angelis; Original Music Composition by Kathryn Hathaway; Photographic Design by Sasha Arutyunova; Projection Design by Stevo Arnoczy; and Stage Managed by Maggie Yeomans.
The Bushwick Starr theater is located at 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wycoff]. Directions: Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right. For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS.
Tickets are $15.00 at www.thebushwickstarr.org.
About Kristine Haruna Lee: Kristine Haruna Lee is a playwright, director, and performer. She was born in Hong Kong, raised in Tokyo, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. She has performed nationally and internationally with artists such as Taylor Mac, NAATCO, The Talking Band, Mettawee River Theater Company, Yubiwa Hotel and Trista Baldwin, Andrea Geyer, and Antony and The Johnsons. Her work has been presented with Prelude 2012, Joe's Pub, Jack, Ars Nova, TheBushwick Starr, and Dixon Place and has been developed with The Propeller Series, Target Margin's Lab, Asian American Writer's Workshop, 2nd Generation, and New Dramatists. She has received a Dixon Place Artist Residency and is a recipient of the New Dramatists Van Lier fellowship. Upcoming shows are Drunkfish Oceanrant at La MaMa Club spring of 2014. She holds a BFA from NYU Tisch, and is an M.F.A playwriting candidate at Brooklyn College. www.kristineharunalee.com
About The Bushwick Starr: The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance.The Bushwick Starr's mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past seasons have included new work from cutting edge companies such as The Debate Society, Elevator Repair Service, Target Margin Theater, Half Straddle, and Witness Relocation.