Animals Out of Paper

January 14 – February 27, 2016

By Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Devon de Mayo

In Rajiv Joseph’s ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER, Andy, a calculus teacher and avid fan, pressures a reclusive Ilana, a world famous origami artist, into becoming an unwitting mentor to a troubled teenage prodigy, Suresh. These three intriguingly flawed characters begin to reshape and mold each other’s lives in much the same way they fold and crease their origami art. During a production at New York’s Second Stage Theater, The New York Times wrote, “Mr. Joseph’s observant, pitch-perfect script seems modest at first but is really quite ambitious, dealing ruthlessly…with the fragility of happiness, the tragedy of impulsiveness and the tenuousness of hope.”

 

CAST

Cortney McKenna*` (Ilana)

Awate Serequeberhan (Suresh)

Joseph Wiens*` (Andy)