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3Aug/20

THE ROOM PLAYS: THE BATHROOM PLAYS

the bathroom plays

Who: Eden Theater Company
What: Short Zoom plays about isolation
Where: Zoom room and Facebook Live
When: Thursday, August 6, free with RSVP, 8:00
Why: With so many of us still sheltering in place, sometimes the only trips we make each day are from the bedroom to the living room to the bathroom (unless you’re in a studio apartment). New City-based Eden Theater Company is capturing that journey in its three-part The Room Plays. In June, The Bedroom Plays explored our psyche while in the bedroom; in July, The Living Room Plays looked at life in a more public part of the house. The trilogy, each of which consists of three short works, concludes August 6 in that most private of spaces with The Bathroom Plays. A lot has changed since The Bedroom Plays, and, unfortunately, too much has stayed the same; in The Bathroom Plays, Eden will delve into such issues as social justice, racial equality, facing death, and our continuing isolation with Amy Berryman’s PIDGEONs, directed by Amber Calderon and starring LeeAnn Hutchison and Robert Gemaehlich; E. E. Adams’s Mary, directed by Jordan Gemaehlich, with Amberlin McCormick; and Brennan Vickery’s Monogamous Animals, directed by Alex Pepperman, with Eden creative artistic director Cassandra Paras and Niccolo Walsh. It’s been a hit-or-miss affair so far, with the first iteration more successful than the second, but we’re ready to digest what Eden has for us on Thursday night’s in-stall-ment.

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