Apron Theater's Appropriate
Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father's possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations.
Winner of the 20142015 Obie Award for Best New American Play. "very fine, subversively original[Jacobs-Jenkins] honors the time-tested recipes of those who have gone before him, combining them into a crafty narrativeBut he also brings a culinary self-consciousness to the mix that makes you savor the ingredients anew, while pondering why they have dominated American theater for so longAPPROPRIATE is piercingly clear, with carefully drawn characters who speak in crisp and fluid dialogue. [Jacobs-Jenkins] enjoys his quarrelsome characters, and he has achieved the difficult feat of making them all both unlovable and impossible not to identify withremarkable and devious." The New York Times.
"prodigiously gifted[Branden Jacobs-Jenkins] effortlessly and believably taps into a white family's dysfunction, infuses the script with unforced, viperish humorAPPROPRIATE is an uncommonly deft dramatic and technical achievement." Entertainment Weekly. "an exceptionally brilliant piece of writinggut-punchingly honest work." Time Out (Chicago).
The Apron Theater Company was founded by Karla Baldwin and Hallie Flower.
and is Next Stage Arts Projects theater-company-in-residence. They have wowed audiences with each production with outstanding casts, direction, sets and technical production values.
Next Stage (View)
15 Kimball Hill Rd
Putney, VT 05346
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|