The TEAM Presents ROOSEVELVIS at Bushwick Starr, Now thru 11/3
The Bushwick Starr and The TEAM will present RoosevElvis, directed by Rachel Chavkin, from tonight, October 8 - November 3 at the Bushwick Starr.
RoosevElvis ("Rose-of-Elvis") tells the story of Ann, a thirty-five year old meat-processing plant worker living in Rapid City, South Dakota. Painfully shy, Ann has recently begun to inhabit the character of Elvis Presley in the privacy of her home. In his skin, she begins to find the courage to open herself to the world. She meets and sleeps with Brenda, a woman whose online dating profile lists taxidermy and Teddy Roosevelt among her interests. The two take a weekend camping trip to the Badlands, but it doesn't go well. Frustrated by Ann's passivity about her own life, Brenda leaves, prodding Ann to do something, like like get in a car and drive to her hero's house in Memphis. Ann begins a hallucinatory drive south, accompanied by the increasingly present and invasive spirits of Presley and Roosevelt (played by the actresses). As Graceland comes even closer, these two icons of American masculinity battle for what type of man or woman Ann should become. Set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and endless American highway,RoosevElvis is a new work about gender, appetite, and the multitudes we contain.
RoosevElvis marks the first-ever world premiere of the TEAM's work in the U.S., and the company's first performance in New York since 2012's Mission Drift, their American capitalism musical that recently completed a widely-priased month-long run at The National Theatre in London.
Featuring Libby King (Laramie Project revival, BAM), and Kristen Sieh (February House),RoosevElvis was collaboratively created by director Rachel Chavkin (2012 Obie Award and Drama Desk Nom. for Best Direction, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; 2010 Obie Award,Three Pianos), Associate Director Jake Margolin (A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia)), and performers Kingand Sieh. Scenic design by Nick Vaughan, lighting and video design by Joe Cantalupo, sound design by Matt Hubbs (Telephone), costume design by Kristen Sieh.
Additionally, RooevElvis has a discrete video component, created by video and performance artistAndrew Schneider (Wooster Group) in collaboration with the TEAM, which will screen online in conjunction with the play's premiere.
Preview Tickets are $20.00, Regular Admission is $25.00
A limited number of $18.00 Artist Tickets are available for Wednesday night perfomances Visit www.thebushwickstarr.org for tickets and information.