Nov 09 2012
Seed: A Weird Act of Faith features a multi-racial cast portraying the struggle to eradicate hunger through characters like “disgruntled agricultural gods, ragtag activists, an unhinged farmer, a smart-talking stalk of broccoli, and a cynical businessman.”
This play is the second in a series on hunger called The Hunger Cycle. The first play in the series, Cafe Vida, was featured on Uprising in April. This second play, Seed, focuses on the challenges facing South LA communities over hunger and their struggle to control access to food in an urban setting. The play, which is written by Sigrid Gilmer and directed by Shishir Kurup, is showing at Chuco’s Justice Center in Inglewood and runs through November 18.
On November 9, 2012, Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Sigrid Gilmer, playwright of Seed: A Weird Act of Faith, and Raquel Gutierrez, Manager of Community Partnerships at Cornerstone Theater Company.
Watch a video of the interview here:
Seed: A Weird Act of Faith is showing at Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302.
Performances are Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. Through Nov 18. No performance on Friday, November 12.
Local produce will be on sale before the Saturday and Sunday performances.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Find out more at www.CornerstoneTheater.org/seed or call 213-613-1700.
Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.