a play about loss and the thorniness of forgiveness
Fruiting Bodies by Samantha Chanse, directed by Shelly Butler April 5 through May 9, 2019 at The Beckett Theatre 410 W. 42nd Street, New York City
A Japanese American mycologist (mushroom scientist) forages in a Pacific Northwest forest for specimens. As it turns out, the forest is enchanted, and the man meets his younger self and his future son. This is a trenchant play about tradition and how it flies in the face of contemporary American life, where a father must confront his own homophobia.