Apple Season by E. M. Lewis is an NNPN Rolling World Premiere. It is produced by New Jersey Repertory, Riverside Theatre (now playing), and Moving Arts.
New Jersey Repertory
Apple Season is a poignant story that poses an age-old question. Can a person can effectively leave the past behind and heal their painful wounds?
Marina Kennedy, BWW
The nature of the relationships among the three “Apple Season” characters isn’t always clear. Neither are the twenty-years-ago details of events that shaped those relationships both then and two decades later. That might seem like a knock on the play, but it is not. On the contrary, that’s just how some people are, deep and private, and how some memories are, faded or repressed, and capturing those human elements in a one-act play is an admirable accomplishment.
Philip Dorian, SCENEONSTAGE.COM
Past crashes into present in this searing drama a decade in the making from Oregon native E.M. Lewis.
...It’s so intimate that you’d be well advised to take tissues...I needed to escape into the fresh spring air and breathe. And process all the places this affecting story touched within me.
Diana Nollen, The Gazette
Apple Season doesn’t pull any punches. It is slow and deliberate and incredibly gentle as it opens spaces where most theater-goers, even without trauma experience, would not choose to go. But in the end, it demands that we ask ourselves, “What have you done about this?” and “What would it take for you to step in?” It’s a personalizing moment that theater doesn’t often get, and it’s powerful.Take the chance to explore this new work, and let it explore you. As it navigates between present and presence, past and passed, you’re sure to find that nugget of honesty.
Genevieve Trainor, Little Village
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