Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership ofDiane Paulus, Artistic Director, presents the second production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of Eve Ensler's O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), directed by Pesha Rudnick, running through January 4, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
A new comedy from the author of The Vagina Monologues, O.P.C. is a wildly funny exploration of consumption and politics that asks, "How are we to survive as a species if we insist on destroying the world we love?" Romi Weil, a dumpster-diving Freegan, is doing just fine squatting in an abandoned apartment. But when her mother, a candidaterunning for the Senate, tries to make her toe the party line, radicalism comes into comic collision with mainstream liberalism. As Election Day approaches, mother and daughter wrestle with the inconvenient truths at theheart of consumer culture, tossed between political compromise and Obsessive Political Correctness.
The cast includes Olivia Thirlby as Romi, Kate Mulligan as Smith, and Michael T. Weiss as Bruce; supported by Nancy Linehan Charles as Mrs. M, Nicole Lowrance as Kansas, Liz Mikel as Sister Ro, Peter Porte as Damien, and Babak Tafti as Prakash.
The creative team also includes scenic designer Brett J. Banakis, costume designer ESosa (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Witness Uganda, Father Comes Home From the Wars), lighting designer Bradley King, sound designer Jane Shaw, and projection designer Shawn Sagady (All the Way).
Tickets from $25. Box Office: 617.547.8300 or visit us on line at americanrepertorytheater.org.
Photo Credit: Evgenia Eliseeva, A.R.T.
Romi Weill (Olivia Thirlby) records her video blog.
Smith announces her candidacy for the Senate.
The P Show (Liz Mikel)
Olivia Thirlby as Romi
Romiâ€™s fashion show