This summer, you can catch Kiersey Clemons in the Abington Theatre Company‘s production of Fruit Trilogy, which is composed of three short plays by The Vagina Monologues Tony Award winner Eve Ensler. The 24-year-old star, who you know best from acting projects like Cloud Nine, Dope, Hearts Beat Loud, and Transparent, is joining Lysistrata Jones‘ Liz Mikel for this Off-Broadway event.
The three activism-inspired shorts in Fruit Trilogy are all about giving voices to defiant women. According to the show’s website, this is “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.”
In “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,” the show explains.
“I am thrilled and honored that Abingdon Theatre Company is premiering Fruit Trilogy in New York with such brilliant actors Liz Mikel and Kiersey Clemons,” Eve Ensler shared in a statement. “It couldn’t be a better moment to tell the stories of women who have become disembodied through commodification and violation, who are struggling and rising with wit, imagination, humor and pure life force to find their way home.”
We’re looking forward to seeing Kiersey take on this new role: she sounds absolutely perfect for it!
You can catch the Fruit Trilogy at the Abington Theatre Company’s Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street NYC) from June 2-23, 2018. Tickets are now on sale via the theater’s website portal.