While our production of The Wedge Horse goes on in the main space upstairs at IATI Theater, downstairs in the Black Box Theater, our friends in the Red Garnet Theater Company in association with Tin Lily Productions will be performing Caryl Churchill’s 1983 play Fen. Why not make a day of it and catch both plays on the same day on either Saturday, February 13th or 20th with a matinee of The Wedge Horse at 2pm and an evening performance of Fen at 8pm? We can’t really think of a better way to spend a cold, winter-y Saturday!
Feb. 11 – Feb. 21, 2016
IATI Theater – Black Box Theater
64 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003
A LITTLE ABOUT THE PLAY
“…I’ve seen women working my fields with icicles on their faces. I admire that…”
On the Fens, work is a way of life. Labor is passed down from generation to generation. Numbed by the cyclical nature inherent in managing the day to day, a community of working women have no time to look beyond the fields. But when Val, a young mother of two, decides to leave her family for her lover, her impulsion runs smack into obligation. It’s hard to start a new life without leaving the village. There’s always another job to be done. There is barely enough money to live. There are children to raise. It does not take long for the bonds of motherhood to bring Val back to the fields. She comes to understand that there is no escaping the Fen. It is both a comfort and a curse.
In a world where roles are fixed and choices are few, Fen follows the interweaving lives of different generations of women, and questions our sense of entitlement as to what life should give us.
- Annie Branson
- Katie Consamus*
- Lauren Lubow*
- Aimee Rose Ranger
- David Rudi Utter*
- Lizzie Vieh*
- Written by Caryl Churchill
- Directed by Patricia Lynn
- Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Michael Witkes
- Lighting Design: Sarah Stolnack
- Sound Design: Marc Jablonski
- Set Design Consultant: Allyson Lubow
- Costume Design: Patricia Lynn
- Associate Producer: Annie Branson
- Dialect Coach: Lizzie King-Hall
*Indicates a member of Actors’ Equity.