Abingdon Theatre Company will conclude its 25th anniversary this summer with a production of Fruit Trilogy, three short plays by The Vagina Monologues Tony Award winner Eve Ensler, who was recently seen Off-Broadway with her solo piece In The Body of the World.
The pieces will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud, Transparent) and Liz Mikel (Lysistrata Jones), with direction by Mark Rosenblatt.
Fruit Trilogy is three short plays that give 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.
The trilogy will debut Off-Broadway beginning June 2. Performances are scheduled through June 23.
"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 peformer Ensler. "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 will feature 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.