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About Ripe for the Picking - Off Broadway

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Ripe for the Picking tells the story of a languishing journalist named Gzifa Moyoyo who is called upon from her past to rise and become her own hero. After receiving a letter from a distant cousin in Ghana, Gzifa embarks on a journey that brings her to some of the most careworn countries in the world. Fueled by the need to help her tse, Gzifa creates a television series to reach out to the subjugated; and crosses the globe to meet a young girl for sale on Falkland Road in Bombay, a prisoner in a Laogai labor camp in China, and Apedomessi – a young spirit sold to a Trokosi priest in Kome, Ghana at 11 years old. As the interviewed divulge their horrific narratives, using a blend of poetic monologues and dialogue, and music, Gzifa becomes increasingly drawn to them and learns that if we can experience together we cannot fail apart. Consequently, she joins the fight for international equality, renews her vow to rescue her cousin and ends the trokosi (child sex slavery) system in Ghana.

Nevertheless, the question remains, how far will she go on her quest to explore the depths of human conflict, suffering and the fear of losing her own humanity?
Introducing Folami Williams as Gzifa Moyoyo , and with, John Wu, Aizzah Fatima, Tina Jetter, Jennifer Presno, Nicholas Wilder, Andrew Lee Morris and Chester Poon.

Featuring Original Works of Art Playwright Nadrae Grashin, Composition by Andrzej Danek, Logo Design by Lawrence Hosannah, horeography by Alessandro Pellicani.

Schedule: Runs October 1 to November 1, 2009, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00pm Curtain, Sundays - 2:30pm & 7:30pm Curtain

Theater: Roy Arias Theatre Center, address:300 West 43rd Street New York.


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Roy Arias Theatres at Time Square Arts

300 West 43rd Street
New York, NY