The Melrose Trading Post is a program of a non-profit organization, Greenway Arts Alliance. Greenway not only created MTP, but also created the Greenway Court Theatre on Fairfax Avenue. GCT is a professional 99-seat theatre, and Greenway Arts is proud to present its next show, Swarm Cell.
Written by Gabriel Rivas Gomez
Directed by Robert Castro
Are you a queen or one of the worker bees?
Twenty-five years into the future: in desperate need of shelter, a pair of homeless women discover themselves forging an unlikely alliance. In an economy turned on its head, the duo – one deaf, the other pregnant and undocumented – find work in a questionable warehouse intent on preying upon its roustabouts. This cohort of migrants are conditioned to believe the commodities they package hold more value than their own lives. Devising a hive may be their only hope for survival.
Inspired by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the premiere of SWARM CELL – written by Gabriel Rivas Gomez and directed by Robert Castro – asserts a brave new world of womanhood and identity.
Visit GreenwayCourt.org for tickets and details.
Photo taken at: Greenway Court Theatre