by Masha Obolensky (Huntington Playwriting Fellow, Not Enough Air at the Nora Theatre Company)
Directed by Melia Bensussen (The Luck of the Irish, Circle Mirror Transformation)
Monday, October 1, 2012
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
Fran, quickly approaching 80, wakes up to her own life. With the help of "the interweb," she finds a warehouse party and an underground sensation called a "miracle berry," miraculous fruit that promises to make Tabasco sauce taste like donut glaze and pickles taste like watermelon. The berries spark a thousand tiny changes in the lives of Fran and her paranoid shut-in husband George — but how do we know when change is worth the price? A play about aging, friendship, and the power of the mind, Marvelous Fruit asks if sourness can ever taste sweet.