A NEW YORK PREMIERE
from global activist &
Tony Award winner Eve Ensler
A play that speaks to these explosive times
and charts the journey of women, from
the disembodiment that comes from violence
to the embodiment that comes from self-love.
by Eve Ensler
directed by Mark Rosenblatt
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: 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.
JUNE 2–23, 2018
Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street NYC
Trigger Warning: this play contains language about sexual abuse.
scenic designer Mark Wendland
costume designer Andrea Lauer
lighting designer Jeanette Yew
sound designer Matt Hubbs
production manager Felicia Hall/Five OHM
casting director Karie Koppel
producer Tony Montenieri
production stage manager Katie Ailinger
assistant stage manager Mary Cate Mangum
marketing consultant Jerry Marsini
digital consultant DR Advertising
press representative Keith Sherman & Associates
V-Day, founded by author, playwright and activist Eve Ensler, presents the V-Day Talkbacks following select performances. The series, will feature activists, artists, and thinkers leading discussions surrounding the play’s central themes on the commodification and ownership of women’s bodies along with returning to and learning to love the body.
V-Day Talkback Schedule:
Wednesday, June 13 (following the 7p performance): Liz Mikel, film/TV/theater actor, singer and one of the stars of Fruit Trilogy, on her role in the play, art and activism. Moderated by Jennifer Baumgardner Feminist writer, filmmaker, activist, and Executive Director/Publisher of the Feminist Press.
Thursday, June 14 (following the 7p performance): Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, moderates a conversation with representatives from Sanctuary (Lori Cohen) and GEMS (Rachel Lloyd), all leaders on the front lines in the fight to end sex trafficking, and who serve and support survivors every day.
Tuesday, June 19 (following the 7p performance): Regena Thomashauer, teacher and author and founder of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, on the themes of the body, ownership, and of loving one’s body raised in the play.
Wednesday, June 20 (following the 7p performance): Jennifer Buffett, Novo Foundation Co- President and V-Day Board Member, and Eve Ensler, Playwright (The Vagina Monologues, Fruit Trilogy) and Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising.
Saturday, June 23 (following the 8p performance): Eve Ensler, Playwright (The Vagina Monologues, Fruit Trilogy) and Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising.