Directed by Mina Morita
September 17 – October 11, 2015
Previews: September 17-20, 2015
Opens: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Runs through: October 11, 2015
Thursday | Friday | Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 5:00 pm
When Sadako stumbles into a cabin in the mountains in the dead of winter, she meets Bradley, a young, hermitic artist who once created a great work but has since descended into mediocrity. He now risks being dropped by his pushy agent if he doesn’t produce another masterpiece. After taking in this mysterious woman, Bradley soon discovers that Sadako has her own secret talent that could potentially save him. But at what cost?
In this wry, poignant story of love, forgetfulness and the nature of art, playwright JC Lee blends dreams with reality. Ancient myths and rich poetic language merge with a crass contemporary humor. A magical world of flying houses and talking refrigerators collides with a greedy, materialistic status quo. And the artist must choose…between creative integrity and commercial success.
Lee also weaves together two timeless Japanese myths— the memory of a young girl who folds 1,000 paper cranes to save herself after the Hiroshima bombing, and the tale of a crane who weaves her feathers into a stunning cloth to financially save the man she loves.
CRANE is the first premiere of Lee’s work since his play LUCE premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre’s LCT3 in 2013. He’s currently writing the screen adaptation of the musical PIPPIN for the Weinstein Company. He’s also a writer for ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and a former writer/co-producer on HBO’s LOOKING.