OUR WORLD director, Cheryl King, continues her run in Grapefruit one-woman show at the Stage Left Studio in New York City.
Grapefruit is an earthquake of a play. Written by a woman who was born a musician, became a playwright and died a prophetess, leaving behind what might be considered the secret of the universe. Sally Lambert was born in Southern Kentucky where she started singing at three years old and reading music not that many years later. Surrounding herself with the work of people with names such as Leontyne, Callas, Pavarotti, Verdi, Strauss, Shostakovich, Mozart and Mahler, she began plotting her escape to New York where she met her man, fell in love with his brother, was diagnosed with cancer, told she must wait until her health insurance kicked in before she could be treated, waited for that to happen, was then informed it was too late to be saved, wrote this play about the experience of being alive on this earth and then succumbed to the cancer. Grapefruit is an almost other worldly third-eye assessment of the human condition which, if listened to closely, could improve one’s journey through life. WORD!
Starring Cheryl King and directed by Theresa Gambacorta.
Through Monday, March 19. For ticket information contact:
Stage Left Studio
214 West 30th Street Sixth Floor
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)
Miss King’s thoughtful portrayal of this woman in stages of grief and then acceptance is staggeringly real. –Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles
[Miss King’s] performance is nuanced, constantly compelling, and ultimately very moving. –Martin Denton, nytheatre.com