Animals Out of Paper By Rajiv Joseph
- Presented By: Straz Center for the Performing Arts
- Dates: July 13, 2022 - August 7, 2022
- 1010 N. WC MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Ilana, a world-renowned origami artist, is going through a divorce and her dog has run away. She hasn’t answered her phone in two months. Then, her intercom buzzes. In walks Andy, a fan, a high school teacher who literally counts his blessings (he’s up to 7,904). Andy introduces Suresh, an urban teen iPod addict and origami prodigy into Ilana’s life, folding the plot into complicated turns. A wise and richly layered comedy/drama from the author of Bengal Tiger at The Baghdad Zoo, Animals Out of Paper is “alternately wrenching and funny. It deals ruthlessly with the fragility of happiness, the tragedy of impulsiveness and the tenuousness of hope” (The New York Times).