Beauty and the Vine at the Clurman Theatre

Epic Theatre Center presents Beauty and the Vine, by Zak Berkman, opening at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre on 2 May 2007, following previews from 23 Apr and running through to 27 May 2007.

Beauty and the Vine is a romantic fable about the power of the human face in an age of extreme plastic surgery. Sweet calls himself a 'mutt.' Is he Black? Native? Croate? He doesn�t know his parents, where he's from, or if he ever had a name. But he finds his home when he falls in love with Lauren Chickering, a fast-rising star of right-wing radio who knows exactly who she is and how she wants to change America. Lauren wants to inspire girls of the Lindsay Lohan generation to become involved in the Republican Party, but her success has also inspired a series of events that leads to a brutal murder. Trying to understand the motive and meaning of Lauren's death, Sweet joins Lauren's father, Daniel, on a journey through the looking glass into a highly disturbing Wonderland where appearances are always deceiving.

Directed by David Schweizer, Beauty and the Vine features Helen Piper Coxe, Barbara Garrick, Howard Overshown (Yellowman) and Jessica Richardson.

Set design by Narelle Sissons, with costumes by Gabrielle Berry, lighting by Justin Townsend and sound by Ryan Rumery.

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