TONY AWARD WINNER
THE PINK UNICORN
JANUARY 30-31, 2020 @ 8PM
THE PINK UNICORN
By Elise Forier Edie
Directed by Amy E. Jones
Stage Manager Tina Scariano
Producing Consultant Liz Flemming of Out of the Box Theatrics
Producer Colleen Cook
Marketing Director Heather Thompson
Tony Award Winner ALICE RIPLEY reprises her role in THE PINK UNICORN at Holmdel Theatre Company on January 30 & 31, 2020!
“Trisha Lee is a Christian widow living in a conservative Texas town. Her life is suddenly upended when her 14-year-old daughter Jolene announces she is “genderqueer” and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school. In THE PINK UNICORN, Trisha recounts her story about facing a crisis she never saw coming, at a time when transgender people and gender issues weren't even on her radar.”
The Pink Unicorn with Alice Ripley was produced Off-Broadway in April 2018 with Out of the Box Theatrics and was later produced and developed for an extended run in collaboration with Nancy Manocherian’s, the cell (Artistic Director- Kira Simring)
Design by Brian Reager
Photographer Michael Kushner
PHOTO BY MICHAEL KUSHNER
ABOUT ALICE RIPLEY
Ripley earned critical acclaim and won the Best Actress in a Musical Tony and Helen Hayes awards for her work as Diana in the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera, Next to Normal. Ripley received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her work as conjoined twin Violet Hilton in the cult hit, Side Show. As part of the original Broadway casts, Ripley created the roles of Mrs. Bateman/Mrs. Wolfe in American Psycho, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Molly Ivors in James Joyce's The Dead, Bathsheba in King David, Betty Schaefer in the originalSunset Boulevard, and the Specialist's Assistant in The Who's Tommy. Ripley also had a long stay at the Imperial Theatre as Fantine in the original Les Misérables. This spring, Alice will star in the one woman off-Broadway play Pink Unicorn with Out of the Box Theatrics.
Alice Ripley plays Kathleen, Sophia's mother, on the new Netflix half-hour comedy,#GIRLBOSS. #GIRLBOSS premiered in April 2017. Other television work includes Blue Bloods,Royal Pains, 30 Rock, and Hee Haw. She most recently filmed the film 2ND CIVIL WAR which will premiere later this year at the TriBeCa film festival.
Ripley stars in the award-winning indie musical movie, SUGAR!, which played the 2016 festival circuit and recently gained distribution. Other film work includes Bear With Us, The Way I Remember It (starring Christine Ebersole), Muckland, Sing Along, Isn't It Delicious, andThe Adulterer.
Ripley is also an accomplished musician and has written and produced her own music. Recordings include "Daily Practice: Vol 1," "Outtasite," "RIPLEY EP," and "Everything's Fine," as well as numerous Broadway cast and compilation albums.
ELISE FORIER EDIE
Elise Forier Edie is an award-winning author and playwright based in Los Angeles. Her scripts have been produced all over North America, from New York to Los Angeles, and in far-flung places like Jonesboro, Arkansas and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. You can find out more about her work by visiting her website eliseforieredie.com
OF OUT OF THE BOX THEATRICS
Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) is dedicated to producing new and classic works immersively in site-specific locations performed by a diverse company of actors hired regardless of gender, race, creed, ethnicity, or disability. OOTB challenges audiences to experience work outside of their expectations and strives to diversify American theater by providing an inclusive and accessible platform for artists and patrons.
Ootb was founded in 2016 by Producing Artistic Director Liz Flemming.