Performances begin June 2 for Abingdon Theatre Company's production of Fruit Trilogy, three short plays by The Vagina Monologues Tony Award winner Eve Ensler. The three pieces are performed as part of the one evening at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, featuring Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud, Transparent) and Liz Mikel (Lysistrata Jones).
Fruit Trilogy is directed by Mark Rosenblatt and is scheduled to play through June 23.
Each short play in the trilogy gives a voice to defiant, ordinary women: in Pomegranate, two women are for sale; Avocado is the story of a young woman's chaotic, shocking journey toward freedom; and, in Coconut, a woman connects with the one thing she has never fully owned: her body.
"I am thrilled and honored that Abingdon Theatre Company is premiering Fruit Trilogy in New York with such brilliant actors Liz Mikel and Kiersey Clemons," says playwright and performer Ensler, recently seen Off-Broadway in her show In The Body of the World. "It couldn't be a better moment to tell the stories of women who have become disembodied through commodification and violation, who are struggling and rising with wit, imagination, humor and pure life force to find their way home."
The production features scenic design by Mark Wendland (Six Degrees of Separation), costume design by Andrea Lauer (Bring It On, The Musical), lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew (Company XIV's Rococo Rogue), and sound design by Matt Hubbs (Indecent).
Talkbacks featuring activists, artists, and thinkers will follow certain performances. For more information visit AbingdonTheatre.org.