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.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Romi Weill (Olivia Thirlby) records her video blog.

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Romi brings a present to her mom - Nicole Lowrance as Kansas, Michael T. Weiss as Bruce, Olivia Thirlby as Romi, Kate Mulligan as Smith

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Smith announces her candidacy for the Senate.

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Dumpster Diving: Liz Mikel as Sister Ro, Olivia Thirlby as Romi, Nancy Linehan Charles as Mrs. M.

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Romi (Olivia Thirlby) brings Demian (Peter Porte) to her squat.

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Olivia Thirlby as Romi and Peter Porte as Demian

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Peter Porte as Demian, Nicole Lowrance as Kansas, Kate Mulligan as Smith, Michael T. Weiss as Bruce, Olivia Thirlby as Romi

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
The P Show (Liz Mikel)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Olivia Thirlby as Romi

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Olivia Thirlby as Romi and Peter Porte as Demian

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Romi’s fashion show

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Michael T. Weiss as Bruce, Kate Mulligan as Smith, Olivia Thirlby as Romi

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Romi (Olivia Thirlby ) and Prakash (Babak Tafti) find love.

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Smith (Kate Mulligan) helps Romi (Olivia Thirlby) find her sex drive.

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
Michael T. Weiss as Bruce, Nicole Lowrance as Kansas, Peter Porte as Demian, Kate Mulligan as Smith, Olivia Thirlby as Romi



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