Irondale presents Wesley Middleton's "Tomato Plant Girl", a powerful exploration of friendship that delights young audiences with its sharp dialogue, physical action and playful, high-energy conflict. This family friendly presentation of "Tomato Plant Girl", directed by Amanda Hinkle and performed by the Members of The Irondale Ensemble and the IronDale Young Company, is written by Fort Greene resident and national playwright Wesley Middleton and is a magical story about closeness, compromise, and growth that explores the question of what it means to have, and be, a friend.
"Tomato Plant Girl" is the kick-off event to Irondale's new "Play Project" series. Each month a new play will be presented at Irondale directed by Ensemble members. Plays will be selected at least two months in advance of the proposed reading date. Play submissions are accepted from any playwright. Chosen playwrights will receive an honorarium and are encouraged to engage in the rehearsal and performance process.
Wesley Middleton's "Tomato Plant Girl" will play today, October 13, 2 - 4PM at Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford St, Brooklyn (2/3/4/5/R/Q/D/B to Atlantic/Pacific). Tickets are $5. Irondale Members get in free. For more information, visit www.irondale.org or call 718 488 9233. Recommended for ages 6+.
Other Scheduled "Play Project" Events:
Faraway Oranges, Vicki Haller Graff
Performance: Saturday, November 10, 2012. 2:00 – 4:00PM
Zorah's Magic Carpet, adaptation by Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko, book and illustrations by Stefan Czernecki
Performance: Saturday, December 8, 2012. 2:00 – 4:00PM
Irondale's Mission: Through the power of the ensemble process, Irondale creates and presents theater, performance and education programs that challenge traditional assumptions about art, and help us to better interpret resource contemporary culture. The Irondale Center, our theater, laboratory and classroom, is a home for ensemble artists of all disciplines and cultures, and a for our community. understanding of both the incredible steps forward in Shakespeare's creative growth in this period and of the tides of history that drove these plays into existence.