BAX Presents MONKEY, 4/20-22
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by BWW News Desk
Brooklyn Arts Exchange announces MONKEY written by Matthew Paul Olmos and directed by Morgan Gould as a part of BAX's Artist-In-Residence Program. Presented April 20-22, 2012, Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6pm. Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/912012
MONKEY is an absurdist comedy which concerns a privileged Caucasian woman who takes in an urban youth as a means of safekeeping after he commits an impassioned felony. The characters include the Woman From Whitesville, her white butler Winthorp, an aged cholo, Speedy, and his estranged daughter who sparks a love with the urban youth. It takes place in an imagined suburbia just outside of an every'city and is inspired by the film Trading Places. The piece came to me as I am always struck by the disconnect between those'that'have and those'that'do'not. And so, in a ridiculous world, I imagine the two meeting. To perhaps illustrate how far we all are still, and how despite our differences in zip code, lifestyle, and temperament, there is always a need and human curiosity to connect.
For more information visit http://bax.org/MONKEY.