The TEAM's ROOSEVELVIS Opens Tomorrow
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), RoosevElviswas 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 King and Sieh. Scenic design by Nick Vaughan, lighting and projection design by Joe Cantalupo, sound design by Matt Hubbs (Telephone), costume design by Kristen Sieh. RoosevElvis also features video filmed on location for 8 days from the Badlands to Graceland, shot and edited by Andrew Schneider(Wooster Group) in collaboration with the TEAM.
Previews October 8-10
Through November 3
Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 5pm
The Bushwick Starr theater: 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wykcoff]
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
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.