Hook & Eye Theater will present the world premiere of She-She-She, a new devised play written by Cynthia Babak, from May 19-June 2 at the Mark O'Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn St., in Brooklyn).
She-She-She is inspired by the friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and leading black activist Pauli Murray. In the 1930s, Roosevelt championed the “She She She” camps as a New Deal program tailored for women, housed in America’s national parks. Unemployed women from across the country, including Murray, moved away from their homes to gain hospitality and forestry training at the camps from 1933 to 1937.
She-She-She marks Hook & Eye Theater’s fourth devised work. Founded in 2010 by co-artistic directors Carrie Heitman and Chad Lindsey, the Brooklyn-based ensemble creates works using history, myth and science.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. May 18–21, 23–25, and May 30–June 2; there are 2 p.m. matinees on May 20 and June 1. Tickets are $25 ($15 students and seniors) and may be purchased by visiting hookandeyetheater.com. For more information, call (347) 927-6475.