Maple and Vine
Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s reenactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors—and they themselves—are willing to sacrifice for happiness.
Scenic Designer: Alexander Dodge
Costume Designer: Ilona Somogyi
Lighting Designer: David Weiner
Sound Designer: Bray Poor
Production Stage Manager: William H Lang
Photos of (1) Marin Ireland and Peter Kim; (2) Marin Ireland, Jeanine Serralles, Trent Dawson, and Peter Kim; (3) Marin Ireland and Jeanine Serralles; and (4) Peter Kim and Pedro Pascal by Joan Marcus.
Goodbye feminism, lattes and the Internet! Hello, rigid gender roles, Sanka and rotary phones! Jordan Harrison’s MAPLE AND VINE has one of the most intriguing premises of the year.—Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
A clever, sharply drawn fantasy with brightly saturated comic performances. Makes a sneaky, compelling case for the seductions of living the Ozzie and Harriet life. A sleek production directed by Anne Kauffman.—Charles Isherwood, New York Times
A darkly appealing fairy tale. Jordan Harrison racks up beaucoup points for originality in Anne Kauffman's exceptionally smart production.—Marilyn Stasio, Variety