Join the library on Sept. 23 for the third session of Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club!
The book club, a partnership between the DC Public Library and Theatre Prometheus, is a place to read and discuss great plays that are too often excluded from the modern American stage, especially those by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) playwrights. For this session, we will be reading Harvest
, a play by Manjula Padmanabhan.
Written in 1997 and set in India in 2010, Harvest
is a futuristic, dystopian play about an exploitative international organ trading market in which residents of a large city, facing poverty and few job opportunities, are coerced into selling their organs — and lives —to wealthy North American ‘Receivers’ who can afford to pay the price.