Identity-shifting, mind-bending, hallucinatory road trip play
On a hallucinatory road trip from the Badlands to Graceland, the spirits of Elvis Presley and Theodore Roosevelt battle over the soul of Ann, a painfully shy meat-processing plant worker, and what kind of man or woman Ann should become. Set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and on the endless American highway RoosevElvis is a stunning work about gender, appetite and the multitudes that we all contain. The Royal Court Theatre is the writers’ theatre. It is the leading force in world theatre for energetically cultivating writers ‐ undiscovered, new, and established. It opened on 8 May 1956 under Artistic Director George Devine who aimed to discover "hard-hitting, uncompromising writers", and create a company that would challenge and stimulate British theatre. ★★★★ – Whats On Stage "This glorious show is strong precisely because it focuses, at long last, on individuals. It fully, totally revels in King’s gravelly, bourbon-soaked tones; it exploits to the last degree Sieh’s titanic comic gifts." – Time Out New York "A stirring, absurd, and grandly human historical-cosplay road-trip fantasia…RoosevElvis stands as a big-hearted and affecting examination of that most American of faculties: imagining yourself as bigger, grander, and more, no matter how little you might be." – Village Voice Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"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."