Blessed Unrest’s MISCONCEPTIONS is a very serious—and very funny—play about a mother who questions motherhood. Penned by the Emmy-nominated playwright Steve Wangh (The Laramie Project) and directed by Jessica Burr, it was developed over 30 years of research and features material from interviews with women personally facing abortion. It is also a dramatic inquiry into the performance of fact and fiction, an exploration of how verbatim theater, performance art, and magical realism frame reality. Performed by a cast of seven actors (six of whom are playing multiple characters, both real and imaginary) and arriving soon after the demise of Roe vs. Wade, the play takes a careful look at the divisive subject and approaches it with imagination, humor, and artistic risk-taking.
The show is performed by Rich Brown, Hilary Dennis, Ethelyn Friend*, Sean Mana*, Shah Motia, Julie Becker, and Celli L. Pitt*(* Appearing courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association.) Misconceptions features set design by Calypso Michelet, costume design by Sera Bourgeau, sound design by Ryan Gamblin, and lighting design by Jay Ryan.
About the Company: Blessed Unrest
Blessed Unrest is committed to producing dynamic, disciplined, and exuberant new works for the stage by training and collaborating as an ensemble of artists, building original pieces, and reconstructing established texts.
Mon, Thu-Sat and Sun, May 14 at 7:30 pm;
Remaining Sundays at 5:00 pm
Theater: 122 CC 2nd Floor Theater
Address: 150 1st Ave.
New York, NY 10009
Cost:$25 previews; $30 GA
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