Back Alley Theater and Footloose present the West Coast premiere of Forbidden Fruit
Written and directed by Jeff Bedillion
Music by Benjamin Gribble, Choreography by Renato Robles, Sound Design by Darren Locke, Lighting Design by Sarah Mosby
Cast: Philippe Gosselin, Igor Kleytman, Lijesh Krishnan, Julia Taylor Lienke, Bobby Lopez, Renato Robles and Jessica Cherie Schroeder
NOTE: Intended for mature audiences - contains nudity
$25 at the box office on show nights--doors open at 7:30
When was the last time you saw a play that incorporates music, masks, sensual movement and tasteful nudity in a love story of two gay men? Take a bite of Forbidden Fruit and the talented cast will take you to the dark ages of 1994 and return you to the enlightened present day San Francisco. The stylized performance slithers between plot, fantasies, hallucinations and musical numbers in this crazy quilt of seduction and temptation.
Back Alley Theater has been stirring up the San Francisco theater scene with hit shows like OPEN from 2012. Forbidden Fruit is another West coast premiere by writer, director Jeff Bedillion. The play opened in 2004 in New York City and enjoyed critical acclaim and extended runs in Off-Off to Off Broadway theaters through 2005. Bedillion’s sharply written characters tackle how to survive social and religious conformity in one of his wittiest, irreverent, yet tragic and serious plays.
“The play weaves Christian motifs throughout the work, looking at the relationship between religion and sexuality. The wild antics of Forbidden Fruit position theater as its own type of religious ritual that utilizes dance, song, and movement as a way to make sense and meaning of contemporary gay life." Talkingbroadway.com 2005