PRESS PLAY is back for its third season! This collaboration between the Kitchen Theatre Company and Cinemapolis puts a currently running play in conversation with a film that explores similar themes. Following each screening, audiences are invited to stay for a conversation led by Kitchen Theatre artists.
The 3rd season gets underway on Tuesday, October 29th with the pairing of THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP with the award-winning 2018 comedy, Crazy Rich Asians. Both the play and the film, in their own ways, address the contemporary Asian American experience.
M. Bevin O’Gara, Producing Artistic Director of the Kitchen Theatre, will be leading the post-screening conversation on Tuesday, October 29th. The film screening begins at 7 pm.
ABOUT CRAZY RICH ASIANS
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Writers: Peter Chiarelli (screenplay by), Adele Lim (screenplay by)
Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
ABOUT THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP (BY CARLA CHING, DIRECTED BY MEG TAINTOR)
Diana and Max meet as kids, the day their parents start having an affair. During their parents’ tumultuous on-and-off relationship over more than two decades, Max and Diana are perpetually forced together and become the most unlikely of friends. They see each other through highs and lows, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did. A hilarious and poignant play about trying not to fall in love with your best friend.
ABOUT THE KITCHEN THEATRE COMPANY
Bold, intimate, engaging… Kitchen Theatre Company (KTC), now in its 27th season, is downtown Ithaca’s critically acclaimed and nationally recognized year-round professional theater company, specializing in regional and world premiere plays. KTC’s intimate 99-seat theater is in a beautifully renovated, LEED-certified building in the West End neighborhood of downtown Ithaca, New York. KTC is the first not-for-profit recipient of the David R. Strong Memorial “Small Business of the Year” Award from the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and receives public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the Tompkins County Tourism Program. The Kitchen Theatre Company also receives general operating support from the Shubert Foundation.