Maple and Vine
By Jordan Harrison
From the outside, Katha and her husband Ryu have it all; a gorgeous Manhattan apartment, fast-paced jobs, and all the trappings of the 21st Century at their disposal. So why do they feel so ill-at-ease? A chance meeting with a stranger who looks like he stepped out of the 1950s encourages them to ditch their modern lives and join the Society for Dynamic Obsolescence; a secluded community where everyone lives as if it were still 1955.
Photography Credit: Jackie O’Neil
The BAND Group’s production reimagined Harrison’s sprawling work into an intimate chamber production with alley seating on the two sides of the stage.
The cast for this production featured Julia Amundson as Katha and Gregory Yang as Ryu along with Jolie Meshbesher as Ellen / Jenna, Rob Ward as Roger / Omar, and Levi Weinhagen as Dean. Directed by Adrian Lopez-Balbontin and Todd O’Dowd. The production staff featured Kaitlyn Larsen as Costume Designer and Stage Manager.
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Maple and Vine performed Nov. 2-5, 2018 in The Center for Performing Arts, Minneapolis