Low Hanging Fruit
By Robin Bradford
Directed by Lisa Hodge Kander
March 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm
Performances at the Boll Family YMCA Theatre in Detroit
*Contains mature content and language
Afterglow: March 5 Talkbacks: March 6, 10, 13, 17, 20
We will be artistically partnering with The Matrix Theatre Company to produce Robin Bradford’s play Low Hanging Fruit which uses the self-imposed circumstances of four homeless women struggling to survive in a makeshift encampment under a freeway in Los Angeles. The women in this play are veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars, each with physical and emotional scars. Issues of familial and emotional abandonment, homelessness, drug abuse and sexual exploitation rise to the surface, threatening the stability of the fragile stateside “unit” they have managed to patch together. Their stories, struggles and deferred dreams are painful reminders of the women we have neglected after having served their country in often inhumane conditions.
With grant funding pending, we have developed a multi-stage project surrounding the production. If funded, this project will include additional post show discussions, a Veteran’s Job Fair, a Veteran’s Clothing and Goods Drive, and a Restaurant Partnership Fundraising Drive for local Veteran Shelters.