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 she should become. Set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and endless American highway, RoosevElvis is a new work about gender, appetite, and the multitudes we contain.
RoosevElvis marks the first-ever world premiere of the TEAM’s work in the U.S., and the company’s first performances in New York since 2012’s Mission Drift, their American capitalism musical that recently completed a widely-praised month-long run at the National Theatre in London. Featuring Libby King (Laramie Project revival, BAM) and Kristen Sieh (February House), RoosevElvis was collaboratively created by director Rachel Chavkin (2012 Obie Award and Drama Desk Nom. for Best Direction, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; 2010 Obie Award, Three Pianos), Associate Director Jake Margolin (A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia)), and performers King and Sieh.
From Natasha to Elvis... how does Rachel Chavkin do it?