Ten days left to see The Trees!
A new play by Agnes Borinsky, directed by Tina Satter, on the big stage at Playwrights Horizons
Dear people of 3 Hole,
Last night, we took a 3 Hole field trip to the theatah to see THE TREES at Playwrights Horizons by Agnes Borinsky (author of Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8) and with a score by Nazareth Hassan (author of Untitled (1-5))!! It’s rare to see a play like this, not just because of the 3 Hole connection. We were compelled to share our reaction and encourage you to go! The show is up for 10 MORE DAYS! Tickets are here (and $20 tickets are available to folks under 35. Weird cutoff, but hey we’ll take it!)
Photo credit: Playwrights Horizons
From Sarah, our winter publishing fellow:
I walked out of The Trees feeling more excited about theater than I have in a while. It was truly like nothing I’ve ever seen before. What starts as a gorgeous, elegant monochromatic set quickly fills with psychedelic color and FEELING! So much feeling! It’s absurd and yet completely grounded, about both community and loneliness. Sitting in the theater watching this play, you learn to expect the unexpected — not to mention the fact that it’s laugh out loud funny and superbly acted by an incredibly talented ensemble. This play is so ALIVE — brimming with humanity and heart. I cannot recommend it enough!
From Mary Marge, co-pilot of 3 Hole:
The Trees felt like a gift, a respite, a home. While the play ponders the darkness, it lets us in on a short period of real light. The colors, the characters, the actors behind the characters, the scoring, the built environment, all create a new world in which I got to suspend all of the mundanity of the day. It got me writing lists, apparently. Itemized lists of the stuff of life, seen in a new and temporary technicolor.
From Rachel, our director:
I felt the whispers of queer feminist writers for the stage, especially Fornes, asking us what happens if conflict comes not from violence between characters but from above, from fires, from weather, from real estate developers, from a society that teaches us that destruction is inevitable, from fear, from scarcity. And from people trying their best to care for each other but missing the mark. I felt the delight of entrances!!! Of a large cast! Of giving space for brilliant actors to savor every gesture! I felt the pains of the letdown, of the anticlimax that is a part of upheaval. And I sat with the big looming question of what is next versus what about right here right now. It made me, even me, who created 3 Hole out of real doubt around what theater is for, leave the theater believing.
Once again, tickets are here! We hope to talk with you about the experience.
Wishing you a peaceful winter