By Andrew Andrews
Maybe it’s the setting: a French brothel around the turn of the century (which for some reason will always mean circa 1900, even though more than a hundred years has passed). Or perhaps it’s the dream sequences that take place in India around a stream that flows with honey, where a
Written by Eva MeiLing Pollitt, Éléphant is the kind of script that could easily find success on Broadway. But don’t wait! Brush up on your basic French phrases (the production is peppered with them!) and head down to the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center for Rising Sun Performance Company’s production before it closes on August 5th. Then, when tickets for the big-theater production are hard to come by, you can brag to your friends that you saw the show in a more intimate setting—when you could practically reach out and touch Clérèse’s “breasts like Christmas cakes.” But leave the kids at home, because although proceeds from this production are shared with Polaris—a leader in the fight to eradicate human and sex trafficking—a story like this is for mature audiences only.
Oh and one more thing: after you see the show, come back here and let us know what you thought of the performance! Your reviews help others decide if this show is right for them, and your ratings help us help you find future performances—on Broadway or off (or even
Andrew Andrews attended Éléphant at Clemente Soto Vélez Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 5:45pm to write this review.