From the Tony Award winning author of 'The Vagina Monologues' and 'The Good Body' come three short plays that give a voice to defiant, ordinary women. More…
'Pomegranate' — two women for sale, another morning on the shelf; 'Avocado' — a young woman on her chaotic, shocking journey toward freedom; and 'Coconut' — from the bliss of her bathroom, a woman connects with the one thing she has never fully owned…her body. Woven together with dark humor and heightened theatricality, 'Fruit Trilogy' explores the humanity behind the headlines.
See it if You want to see three short pieces that each will likely make you scratch your head,with some level of confusion and introspection at once.
Don't see it if You want to see a play that has any sort of actual plot or definable meaning linking the three parts.
See it if Ensler's in full glory w/women's empowerment triptych - from heartrending to strident Three wildly different pieces make for bizarre evening
Don't see it if Drama poorly served by director & designers adding needless baggage to fraught script Actors valiantly serve material (esp semi-nude Mikel)
See it if you are open to the issue of the day - I could not help have "Strange Fruit" echo in my mind as the challenges presented were enacted.
Don't see it if you do not or do not want to understand the current women's movement. Some of this is entertaining, but most is consciousness-provoking.
See it if you are curious about Eve Ensler's thesaterical development. There are familiar themes and dramatic representations of ideas.
Don't see it if you are not patient with productions that are more concept than plot.
See it if you're a fan of Eve Ensler or enjoy shows about women's issues and female empowerment.
Don't see it if you prefer a traditional narrative. This show is composed of three unrelated one-act plays, and they're confusing and unclear at times.
See it if you like one short play that is confusing, 2nd short play that is predictable but well acted, 3rd short play that is clichéd.
Don't see it if you do not like bare big breasted woman dancing on the stage promoting self expression, young woman complaining about her prostitute life.
See it if you are very patient with over-long rants, topical and well acted as they may be; mediocre staging does not bother you;nudity does not annoy
Don't see it if you cannot unsee what you have seen. I am still feeling damaged. I realize this is inappropriate, but it is what it is.
See it if you might be interested in 3 short feminist stories about women. You want to see Kiersey Clemons who is a rising star with a bright future.
Don't see it if The second play is the most profound. The first play is good but feels like an extended metaphor, third play contains a lot of nudity.
See it if If you are a fan of Eve Ensler. Well acted play composed of three short one acts focusing on brutality towards women and their struggle.
Don't see it if Do not see if you prefer light dramas or musicals.
See it if you admire novel, courageous, confident exploration of a #MeToo theme (women caged/exploited), clever use fruit metaphor, without self-pity
Don't see it if you dislike drama about violence against/abuse of women, explicit sexual references/nudity, sitting in cold theatre 90 min. without interval
See it if An Ensler fan, and/or up for a well-intentioned at times searing but ultimately unsatisfying statement of advocacy for women; falls short.
Don't see it if Monologues bore, or you're easily upset by language, descriptions of sexual slavery, violence against women, nudity or very dim lighting.
See it if You're interested in 3 one-act plays about heroic women. Great acting-somewhat repetitive & confusing. You have to release your inhibitions.
Don't see it if You are bothered by nudity or not interested in shows about women's issues.
See it if a fan of Eve Ensler or solo performances (2 of the 3 sections are monologues); to support passionate actors tackling raw, heavy material.
Don't see it if uncomfie with extremes in stage lighting, nudity, brutal & grim topics (e.g., human trafficking), or bare-bone sets; want resolution or joy.
See it if understand the "me too" movement, can see beyond what is on stage, are a fan of Eve Ensler, want something profound
Don't see it if you don't know about "me too" movement, don't care, want something light and fun, are not familiar with Eve's works, have triggers.
See it if The second piece is Epic Theater the acting and the way the story unfolds is breath taking and heartbreaking
Don't see it if You have issues around the idea of body beauty This May push your buttons but. It is well done
See it if you are a fan of Eve Ensler and want to see a play that she wrote concerning women. The two women in the play are very talented.
Don't see it if you do not like long monologues, unnecessary upper body nudity, and want to see a play where the characters interact.
See it if If you know and appreciate Eve Ensler's fearless and uncensored art style, or would like to discover it.
Don't see it if If the unashamed naked body of a very big and beautiful black woman would traumatize you--you need therapy not theater.
See it if You want to see two poor actors struggle their hardest with abysmal, truly head-scratching material.
Don't see it if You're looking for a show that succeeds in being empowering, poignant or intelligible. It's entertaining, but not for the right reasons.
See it if You are a woman and need a reinforced view of male oppression.
Don't see it if Hate audience participation. Unconventional plays. Men, esp straight, get zero from overwrought polemic masquerading as three one acts. Skip
See it if Kiersey Clemons and Liz Mikel have delivered outstanding performances. I found the second vignette heartbreaking, and touching.
Don't see it if if you did not like "the Vagina Monologues" and the Good Body" by Eve Ensler