The world premiere staging of Eve Ensler’s The Fruit Trilogy is at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 2nd to 9th April.
The trio of short plays by the Tony Award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues comprises of Avacado, Pomegranate and Coconut; exploring the female experience of human trafficking, sexual abuse, refugee life and body image.
The Fruit Trilogy is directed by Playhouse Associate Director Mark Rosenblatt: “We’re honoured to be working with Eve Ensler and the Southbank Centre, to premiere The Fruit Trilogy in London and Leeds. Eve’s playwriting and activism are inextricably linked and this new work asks us to confront some of the darkest of situations facing women around the world today, but always with a playful theatricality, humanity and humour. We always enter the situation through an unexpected angle and that’s really exciting to put on stage.”
Eve Ensler adds: “I am thrilled that The Fruit Trilogy will have its premiere at Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World festival and West Yorkshire Playhouse in March and April. Both organisations have given platform and voice to the pressing issues of women today: trafficking, war, violence, and commodification. They are the perfect venues for these new plays and monologues where women are struggling with bodies sold, enslaved, violated and reclaimed.”
The Fruit Trilogy is at West Yorkshire Playhouse on Saturday 2nd to Saturday 9th April at 8pm. Tickets cost £15-£12. Book online at wyp.org.uk or call the Box Office on 0113 213 7700.