10/ 3-11 - Lansing Community College Performing Arts
Animals Out of Paper
By Rajiv Joseph (author of Peppermint Creek's recent Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo)
October 3-4 and October 10-11, 2014
8 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2014
8 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014
8 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2014
8 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014
$5 students, $10 general public
Admission at the door
LCC Black Box Theatre
168 Gannon Building
When a world-renowned origami artist opens her studio to a teen prodigy and his school teacher, she discovers that life and love can’t be arranged neatly, in this observant and satisfying drama about finding the perfect fold.
Deb Keller directs the three-person cast featuring students in LCC’s Studio Theatre Program: Monica Tanner plays Ilana, the artist; Boris Nikolovski plays Suresh, the teen prodigy; Michael Boxleitner plays Andy, the teacher.
“What draws me to this play are the shapes that emerge from the folding together of these peoples’ lives,” said Keller. “Just as every fold in a piece of paper in origami changes its history and potential, so too the worlds and stories of these characters fracture and fold into new arrangements as they share and forcibly pry into each other’s lives.”
Animals Out of Paper, a 2008 Lucille Lortel Award nominee for Outstanding Play, was hailed as “pitch-perfect” by the New York Times. Rajiv Joseph went on to receive a 2010 Pulitzer Prize nomination for his play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, being presented Sept. 18-28 by Peppermint Creek Theatre Co., and made his screen-writing debut with the 2014 film, Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner.
LCC Performing Arts Production Office, 517-483-1488