By David Harrower
Directed by Paul Takacs
With Devin E. Haqq, Robyn Kerr, and Shane Taylor
In a rural world, poised on the cusp of transformation, the fates of a young woman, her plowman husband, and the local miller collide in a quest for knowledge, agency, and freedom. The Shop (I am the Wind, Tender Napalm) return to 59E59 Theaters bringing David Harrower's "astonishing" (The Telegraph), seminal work to New York for the first time. Exploring one woman's journey to find herself, it unpacks the subtle power of words and ideas to liberate, empower, and lift the mind and soul.
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The Shop is committed to presenting challenging work that is new or new to this country. The inherent values of The Shop’s productions are that they are compelling on a visceral level, exploring the complexity of what it is to be human through richly-drawn characters in extraordinary circumstances, voiced through powerfully-engaging language. Additionally, The Shop’s plays are intentionally situated within intimate-sized theaters so that audiences’ feel for and with the characters, thereby creating mutually powerful, active experiences in every production.
Read more at: http://www.theshoptheatre.org
"A simple story that vibrates with ever-widening resonance and implications... profoundly moving.... played with a mesmerizing mix of rawness and delicacy by Robyn Kerr.” - The New York Times Critic's Pick
"The play truly belongs to Robyn Kerr, who beautifully captures the transformation of Young Woman from a state of child-like innocence to one of self-determination.” - Talkin Broadway
“Powerful and insistently poetic” - FrontMezzJunkies