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AlterTheater Ensemble

Br'er Peach Launch Party

Online via Zoom
San Rafael, California 94915
April 17, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us on April 17 at 4pm PDT//7pm EDT for our official launch party and fundraiser for Br'er Peach! Attendees will receive special preview access to the 3-part podcast play, months in advance of general public access.

The launch party will include a conversation with the artists as well as interactive activities, a beverage recipe, and a BINGO game for a prize! We'll listen to the first episode and send you home with an exclusive link to the full play.

Br'er Peach is an audio play by Andrew Saito, directed by Desdemona Chiang, produced in partnership with The Parsnip Ship, in collaboration with Business Lunch Productions. The cast includes Crystal Lucas-Perry, Michael Gene Sullivan, Kevis Hillocks, and Resa Mishina; with sound design and engineering by Twi McCallum.

Inspired by Southern Black and Japanese folktales and playwright Andrew Saito's multicultural family, Vonda's luck changes overnight when she finds a giant magical peach. At first bite, she's thrilled that years have melted off of her elderly face and body, and she can't wait to share it with her husband, Waylon. But their celebrations quickly become complicated by the surprise birth of their son, Momotaro-who looks nothing like them! When a raccoon steals the magical peach, Momo bravely sets off into the wilds of Georgia to rescue it, meeting animal friends and foes along the way. Back at home, Vonda drowns the grief of her losses in credit-card debt while the evil AmazOni Enterprises encroaches, buying out her neighbors. Can Momo save the peach? Can Vonda save her house? And can they become a happy family against all odds?

Please note that Br'er Peach may or may not be appropriate for your family: it contains a short sex scene with descriptions of body parts, some bleeping/implied cursing, and discussions of death and dying. We think most kids over 12 will enjoy Br'er Peach, but if you'd like more information to help you make an informed choice, we're happy to discuss with you!

Organization: AlterTheater Ensemble

Contact: Jeanette Harrison

Contact Phone: 415-454-2787

Contact Email:



theater, performing arts, stage, Black, Japan, BIPOC