BOX AMERICANA: A WAL-MART RETAIL FANTASIA

Genre: Drama
by Jason Grote, directed by Connie Grappo

In the extensively researched Box Americana A Wal-Mart Retail Fantasia the Ghost of Sam Walton is resurrected with his own personal chorus of Chinese workers to sing the praises of consumer Utopia. Located at Wal-Mart #24-2-128, the economic epicenter of Sprawlville, USA, the play takes place at a moment when the world's largest employer is defending itself against the largest class-action lawsuit in American history for gender discrimination. It follows Kelly, a delusional but passionate cheerleader for the Wal-Mart ideology and Danae, an African-American mother escaping the double threats of Hurricane Katrina and her violent, impoverished past. They both seek a future of advancement based on merit and hard work, but when push comes to shove with this corporate behemoth, they discover that the Promised Land is a swamp of inequity and empty rhetoric.
Open:   06/15/06
Close:   06/25/06

Schedule:
Wednesday-Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 7pm
tickets for Saturday June 17th are 2pm is "pay-what-youp-can"
Theater:   Bank Street Theater
Address:   155 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:$14.98
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