The Fresh Fruit Festival presents FRUIT MELANGE: An evening of short works by women. Featured works include:
"Woman's Taxi" a video by Slovenian artist-activist Aprilija Luzôr records women as they talk about their experiences with rape, violence, and its aftermath.
"Calamity Jane Sends a Message To Her Daughter" by Carolyn Gage featuring Leslie Bernardini. Come hear the real Calamity Jane -- vulgar, debauched, and raunchy. Jane is, as you always imagined, a feisty butch woman who was born too soon, her spirit perfectly embodied by Leslie Bernardini fills the stage with life.
"Pamachene Belle" by Carolyn Gage featuring Leslie Bernadi. Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby, a 19th century lesbian and first hunting guide in Maine (who knew and loved Annie Oakley) was not the 19th century's ideal of womanhood. In this play she struggles to find a place to exist in this inhospitable terrain.
"From Brooklyn to Maui" written and performed by Aiyan Adams. Who are we? How do we learn to be ourselves? Where do we belong? This Hawaiian, African-American poet and performer explores these questions as she reveals her struggle to find her own place in this complicated universe.
"Tender Hooks" written and performed by Paige Collette; It isn't easy being a mafia wife, especially when your daughter chooses an alternative lifestyle. Paige Collette is hilarious as she takes you through the ins and outs of marriage, divorce, and child-rearing mafia-style.
Appropriate For Ages: 16 and up
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