This combo photo shows Jessica Hecht from left at the premiere of “The Sinner” Season 3 on February 3, 2020 in Los Angeles, Shahadi Wright Joseph at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California and Mandy Moore at the world premiere of “Midway” on November 5, 2019 in Los Angeles. Hecht, Joseph, Moore, and dozens of other actors band together to talk about something seldom mentioned on stage: periods. “Period Piece” consists of 36 monologues by 36 different playwrights, which were performed in three different performances in April.
By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
Mandy Moore, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beth Leavel, Jessica Hecht, and dozens of other actors band together to talk about something seldom mentioned on stage: periods.
“Period Piece” consists of 36 monologues by 36 different playwrights, which were performed in three different performances in April.
Contributing dramatists are Sarah Ruhl, Theresa Rebeck, Ngozi Anyanwu, Quinn Fontaine, Kit Yan, and Lauren Gunderson. You will tackle everything from Eleanor Roosevelt to the life of a young Nigerian girl who can’t go to school if she’s bleeding.
“More than half the people in the world have periods, but they’re still taboo,” said Tony Award-winning producer Tracey Knight. “Not only are these stories funny, heartbreaking, and eye-opening, but my partners and I hope they will help destigmatize menstruation as well.”
The list of actors also includes Geneva Carr, Judy Gold, Julie Halston, Cady Huffman, Bianca Marroquin, Kellie Overbey, Lauren Patten, Stacey Sargeant, Futaba Shioda, Agneeta Thacker, Julie White and Kristina Wong. The director is Karen Carpenter.
The show will be streamed on April 12th, 19th and 26th. Tickets start at $ 20 for single shows or $ 40 for all three shows. A portion of the proceeds from Period Piece will go to I Support the Girls, providing contemporary products and bras for the homeless and needy.