Br'er Peach by Andrew Siato
A Rolling World Premiere Audio Play
Cal Shakes Presents
by Andrew Siato
directed by Desdemona Chiang
An AlterTheater production in collaboration with The Parsnip Ship
in association with Business Lunch Productions
Running Through December 12!
WHAT: An audio play to be streamed like an audiobook from any device with a browser and audio.
RUNTIME: Three 30-45 minute episodes
TICKETS: Sliding scale $5-$20
CONTENT: Br’er Peach may or may not be appropriate for your family. It contains a short sex scene with descriptions of body parts, some bleeping/implied cursing, and discussions of death and dying.
Vonda’s luck changes overnight when she finds a giant magical peach. At first bite, she’s thrilled that years have melted off of her elderly face and body, and she can’t wait to share it with her husband, Waylon. But their celebrations quickly become complicated by the surprise birth of their son, Momotaro—who looks nothing like them! When a raccoon steals the magical peach, Momo bravely sets off into the wilds of Georgia to rescue it, meeting animal friends and foes along the way. Back at home, Vonda drowns the grief of her losses in credit-card debt while the evil AmazOni Enterprises encroaches, buying out her neighbors. Can Momo save the peach? Can Vonda save her house? And can they become a happy family against all odds?
Br’er Peach is an audio play by Andrew Saito, inspired by Southern African-American and Japanese folktales. Directed by Desdemona Chiang and dramaturgy by Iyvon Edebiri. The cast includes Crystal Lucas-Perry, Michael Gene Sullivan, Kevis Hillocks, and Resa Mishina; with sound design and engineering by Twi McCallum and graphics by Sierra Revis.