The Pink Unicorn

$35.50-$69.50

Return engagement, running Tuesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 25, 2019. Trisha Lee is a Christian widow living in a conservative Texas town. Her life is suddenly upended when her 14-year-old daughter Jolene announces she is genderqueer and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school. In THE PINK UNICORN, Trisha recounts her story about facing a crisis she never saw coming, at a time when transgender people and gender issues weren't even on her radar.

This site-specific solo drama stars Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, Side Show, Sunset Boulevard).

Schedule

Running Time: 85 minutes

Tuesdays: 7:00pm

Wednesdays: 7:00pm

Thursdays: 7:00pm

Fridays: 7:00pm

Saturdays: 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Sundays: 3:30pm and 8:00pm

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
You may think you know Disney Beauty and the Beast - but you've never seen it like this!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018
The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards, founded eleven years ago to honor theatrical excellence in South Florida, has announced that this year it will present the coveted award to 30 individuals and organizations.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013
The fourth annual United Solo Theatre Festival concluded its run on November 24, 2013 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City. An awards ceremony was held that night, following the eight-week-long lineup of the world's largest solo theatre festival, which offered more than 120 productions this season.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017
off the WALL Productions re-stages the in-repertory production of the timely and eloquent The Pink Unicorn by Elise Forier Edie.  A recent widow raising her 14-year-old daughter in a small, conservative Texas town, Trish works at a nearby hospital and cherishes her church, her home, and everything else she can count on in a world she now finds herself alone in.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Out of the Box Theatrics presents the Off-Broadway Premiere of THE PINK UNICORN by Elise Forier Edie. Directed by Amy Jones, this site-specific one-woman drama will star Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, Side Show, Sunset Boulevard).
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018
How on God's green earth can you be both a boy and a girl? Laura Turnbull stars as a widowed Texan housewife, Trisha Lee, whose relationship with her small community is tested after her daughter makes a startling confession. Primal Forces is proud to present The Pink Unicorn, directed by Genie Croft.
by Joe Lombardi - May 17, 2019
Playwright Elise Forier Edie is often asked how much of The Pink Unicorn is true.  She answers 'all of it' and 'none of it.'  All of the events depicted happened to someone, including herself.  A high school refused to allow the formation of a Gay and Straight Alliance Club.  Transgender children and their families are shunned, harassed and threatened for allowing freedom of expression.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Out of the Box Theatrics announces an extension of the Off-Broadway Premiere of THE PINK UNICORN by Elise Forier Edie. Directed by Amy Jones, this site-specific solo drama stars Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, Side Show, Sunset Boulevard). The production will now run through June 2 at the Episcopal Actors' Guild.  
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Out of the Box Theatrics presents the Off-Broadway Premiere of THE PINK UNICORN by Elise Forier Edie. Directed by Amy Jones, this site-specific one-woman drama stars Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, Side Show, Sunset Boulevard). Previews begin May 9 at the Episcopal Actors' Guild with opening slated for May 15.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018
This spring, Illusion Theater presents THE PINK UNICORN, a one-woman comedy starring Ivey Award-winning Kate Guentzel (My Ántonia) and directed by Illusion's Michael Robins.  On stage April 5-22, The Pink Unicorn will be at Illusion's downtown Minneapolis theater, located on the eighth floor of the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts at 528 Hennepin Avenue. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
Theatre Now New York (TNNY) is pleased to announce the official judging panel for SOUND BITES 6.0, the Sixth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
How on God's green earth can you be both a boy and a girl? Laura Turnbull stars as a widowed Texan housewife, Trisha Lee, whose relationship with her small community is tested after her daughter makes a startling confession. Primal Forces is proud to present The Pink Unicorn, directed by Genie Croft.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley will return to the role of Trisha Lee in their production of Elise Forier Edie's The Pink Unicorn in collaboration with Nancy Manocherian's the cell (338 W 23rd Street) Tuesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 25, 2019. Directed by Amy E. Jones, Ripley initially played a critically acclaimed limited engagement of the production, which was ultimately extended, in May 2019. Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 15.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017
off the WALL Productions begins the new year with a regional premiere, an in-repertory production of the timely and eloquent The Pink Unicorn by Elise Forier Edie.  A recent widow raising her 14-year-old daughter in a small, conservative Texas town, Trish works at a nearby hospital and cherishes her church, her home, and everything else she can count on in a world she now finds herself alone in.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Out of the Box Theatrics presents the Off-Broadway Premiere of THE PINK UNICORN by Elise Forier Edie. Directed by Amy Jones, this site-specific one-woman drama will star Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, Side Show, Sunset Boulevard). Previews begin May 9 at the Episcopal Actors' Guild with opening slated for May 15. 
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017
off the WALL Productions begins the new year with a regional premiere, an in-repertory production of the timely and eloquent The Pink Unicorn by Elise Forier Edie.  A recent widow raising her 14-year-old daughter in a small, conservative Texas town, Trish works at a nearby hospital and cherishes her church, her home, and everything else she can count on in a world she now finds herself alone in.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016
In keeping with their mission to champion gender equality in the theater, off the WALL productions at Carnegie Stage is excited to welcome two new members to their management staff.  Joining Artistic Director Virginia Wall Gruenert and Associate Artistic Director Erika Cuenca are Sara McCown as Managing Director, and Heidi Nagle as Operations & Production Manager.  Heidi will also continue serving as off the WALL's Resident Stage Manager.
by Jill Schafer - Apr 13, 2018
On a snowy Sunday afternoon, several of the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers gathered in an old firehouse in Minneapolis to witness the rolling world premiere of a new play called MERMAID HOUR, which means that the premiere is happening in several theaters around the country. In this story of a 12-year-old transgender girl, her parents, and her friends, playwright David Valdes Greenwood set out to 'write a real portrait of a family life, not just an 'issue' play with a message of 'do this' or 'do that.' From where I was sitting, he succeeded. But what makes Mixed Blood Theatre's production of Mermaid Hour special is that it's the only one of the world premieres to feature music; the Mixed Blood team worked with the playwright to turn his play into a musical. As a musical theater nerd who thinks every play is better with music, I couldn't be happier with this turn of events. MERMAID HOUR: REMIXED is not only a real and relatable family story that features transgender characters, too often under- or mis-represented onstage, but it's also done in song!
by Jill Schafer - Apr 10, 2018
When you need to dig in your purse for a tissue to blow your nose after seeing a play, you know it was a good one. I don't cry, but @IllusionTheater #pinkunicorn made me cry with its beautiful message of love, hope, & acceptance. #tctheater #bringtissues #openheart #walkwithme Thus reads my 280-character immediately post-show Twitter review of Illusion Theater's production of the one-woman show THE PINK UNICORN. Kate Guentzel plays the widowed mother of a teenage girl who one day says she doesn't identify as a girl, she's gender queer. In Elise Forier Edie's beautifully written play, we witness this small town woman's journey to reluctant activist, all for the love of her child. With this very personal script in Kate's deft hands, it's a incredibly moving experience. THE PINK UNICORN plays for three weekends only, so waste no time in making your way to Illusion's inviting space on the 8th floor of the Hennepin Center for the Arts in downtown Minneapolis.