Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783198191
Binding: PaperBack



PaperBack (02 Jan 2015)

On a hallucinatory road trip from the Badland to Graceland, the spirits of Theodore Roosevelt and Elvis Presley battle over the soul of Ann, a painfully shy meat-processing plant worker. Set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and endless American highway, RoosevElvis is a new work about gender, appetite, and the multitudes we contain. 

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ISBN13 9781783198191
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'For a decade New York’s the TEAM has gnawed away at the American dream... Their latest – a two-hander with glorious echoes of Thelma and Louise, itself a subversion of the traditional buddy movie – takes us on an exhilaratingly bumpy ride into the myth-making landscape of America, seen through the prism of masculinity and the performance of gender... It’s a joyride into the construction of identity, and one with unexpected emotional resonance as it charts Ann’s well of loneliness, and all our desires to leave some mark upon the world, however small.' Guardian

'Revived for the tenth anniversary of experimental Brooklyn ensemble The TEAM, RoosevElvis is a conceptually bizarre, thematically far-reaching mash-up. It’s half hallucinatory road movie starring two contrasting icons of masculinity, half the coming of age story of a chronically ordinary and emotionally lost 30-something lesbian. Two brilliant comic performances, born from rigorous research and intense acts of gender-bending empathy, make this a surprisingly easy sell from the get-go... when a company as talented as The TEAM serve an all-you-can-eat-feast, it’s worth adjusting your waistband.' Time Out

'RoosevElvis is the Team's most intimate work that I've seen, and also its warmest... a spirited and insightful commentary on two archetypes of American masculinity.' - New York Times

'For Ann, the underachieving protagonist of this two-hander by the experimental American company The Team, her fantasy persona is Elvis... on stage Ann’s long journey of the soul acquires a dream-like logic, and is also a lot of fun. As the unlikely pair embark upon a surreal road trip across an America studded with washed out motels and diners... anchored by two performances of enormous conviction – a technically dazzling one from Sieh and a subtle, profoundly emotional one from King that lays bare the soul of America as a land full of heroes that is also a very lonely place to be.' The Telegraph