MAPLE & VINE
The BAND Group in partnership with Citizens League
MAPLE AND VINE
by Jordan Harrison
Directed by Adrian Lopez - Balbontin and Todd O'Dowd
November 2-5 / *Four Performances Only*
Center for Performing Arts - Chapel
Tickets available at http://BrownPaperTickets.com/
From the outside, Katha and her husband Ryu have it all; a gorgeous Manhattan apartment, fast-paced jobs, and all the trappings of the 21st Century at their disposal. So why do they feel so ill-at-ease? A chance meeting with a stranger who looks like he stepped out of the 1950s encourages them to ditch their modern lives and join the the Society for Dynamic Obsolescence; a secluded community where everyone deliberately lives as if it were still 1955. But will Katha and Ryu be able to embrace their new lives, and endure all the dark secrets hidden amongst this mid-Century idyll?
Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Jordan Harrisons sharp examination of the mores and morals of then and now takes on a new life in the face of the political and sociological tumult on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections; where the notions of an idyllic American past buts up against the compromises people make for their own slice of The American Dream. For The BAND Groups production, co-directors Adrian Lopez-Balbontin and Todd ODowd have reimagined Harrisons sprawling work into an intimate chamber production with alley seating on the two sides of the stage in this bracing staged reading.
As part of The BAND Groups mission of bringing awareness, exposure, and financial support to other non-profit organizations, this production will be partnering with The Citizens League, whose mission for over six decades of bringing all different peoples to the process of making political policy has taken on a new urgency in these divisive times. Learn more about them at http://CitizensLeague.org/
Company: Julia Amundson, Kaitlyn Larsen, Jolie Meshbesher, Rob Ward, Levi Weinhagen, and Gregory Yang.
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY
Fri., Nov. 2 at 7:30pm
Sat., Nov 3 at 7:30pm
Sun., Nov. 4 at 3pm *
Mon., Nov. 5 at 7:30pm
All performances will take place in the Chapel at the Center for Performing Arts, located at 3754 Pleasant Ave S in Minneapolis. Admission is $15 for each performance, with a special community performance on Mon., Nov. 5 with tickets at $10 or pay-what-you-can. Seating is extremely limited at this venue, so advance purchase is strongly encouraged.
(NOTE: Due to the nature of the space, the Sun., Nov. 4 performance will be in the Sun Room at the Center for Performing Arts. Audience members that require ADA Accessibility are encouraged to attend this performance.)
Tickets can be purchased at http://BrownPaperTickets.com/
By banding together with artists of all backgrounds to bring awareness and financial support to other non-profit organizations, the Mission of The BAND Group is to help those that help others further the cause of a world that wants to move Beyond Acceptance to one that exists with No Discrimination.
Learn more about the company at http://TheBAND.Group/
Center for the Performing Arts (View)
3754 Pleasant Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55409
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