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Photo Flash: First Look at TRUE RIGHT at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival

True Right runs now through July 15 as part of the 24th annual OBIE Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 will present 7 new works over 7 weeks, running through August 12 at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher St.) in NYC. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of True Right in action below!

True Right is created by Bess and George, written by Adin Lenahan, Gemma Kaneko and Brittany Allen, and directed by Gemma Kaneko.

A reimagining of Shepard's True West-featuring George and Jeb Bush, as played by two ethnic female bodies. Without changing their hair. Part satire, part political inquiry, and part karaoke swansong, this piece aims to locate the soul of a dying Moderate conservatism and determine if it's worth saving. But in a fun way.

Bess and George make work for and about the overlooked Other, with special emphasis on our own box: women of color, in peril and empowered. Their pieces mine history and science to give context to the often-surreal present day. They appreciate the line of philosophical inquiry where science and the surreal can coexist, and to this point enjoy non-chronological storytelling, abstractions, intelligent satire and giving their audience gifts.

With Brittany K. Allen, Adin Lenahan and Gemma Kaneko. Brittany K. Allen is the 2017 recipient of the Van Lier New Voices Fellowship at the Lark Play Development Center. Gemma Kaneko currently writes about baseball for MLB's Cut4, and is at work on her first novel.

Tickets are $20, and $16 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at NewOhioTheatre.org or by calling 212-352-3101.

Photo Credit: Lauryn McCarter

Photo Flash: First Look at TRUE RIGHT at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival
Brittany K. Allen (George W. Bush)

Photo Flash: First Look at TRUE RIGHT at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival
Gemma Kaneko (Jeb Bush), Brittany K. Allen (George W. Bush)

Photo Flash: First Look at TRUE RIGHT at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival
Gemma Kaneko (Jeb Bush), Brittany K. Allen (George W. Bush)

Photo Flash: First Look at TRUE RIGHT at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival
Brittany K. Allen (George W. Bush) on floor, Gemma Kaneko (Jeb Bush) on Brittany

Photo Flash: First Look at TRUE RIGHT at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival
Brittany K. Allen (George W. Bush)

Photo Flash: First Look at TRUE RIGHT at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival
Gemma Kaneko (Jeb Bush), Adin Lenahan (Barbara Bush)




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