Ferocious Lotus is proud to present the first premiere of playwright JC Lee’s work since his play LUCE premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre’s LCT3. Lee now writes for ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and was a writer/co-producer on HBO’s LOOKING.
When Sadako stumbles into a cabin in the mountains in the dead of winter, she meets Bradley, a young, hermitic artist who once created a great work of art but has since descended into mediocrity. He now risks being dropped by his pushy agent if he doesn’t produce another masterpiece. After taking in this mysterious woman, Bradley discovers that Sadako has her own secret talent that could potentially save him. But at what cost?
In this wry, poignant story of love and forgetfulness, playwright JC Lee blends dreams with reality. Ancient myths merge with blunt contemporary humor. A magical world of flying houses and talking refrigerators collides with a greedy, materialistic status quo. And two artists must choose…between creative integrity and commercial success.
Lee also weaves together a pair of timeless Japanese myths—the memory of a young girl who folds 1,000 paper cranes to save herself after the Hiroshima bombing, and the tale of a crane who weaves her feathers into a stunning cloth to save the man she loves.