Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan
This futuristic script won the 1997 Onassis Prize for the best new international play. The story focuses on organ-selling and critiques the exploitation of the third world. Harvest introduces us to Om Prakash, a poor man who agrees to sell his organs through a harvesting company to someone in the first-world for a small fortune. The company and the organ recipient invade Om?s life, controlling him and his family because of their obsessive need to maintain his health. Through technology, the recipient is able to look in on Om and his family, making sure they are following orders.
Tickets for the performances are $17.00 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased at the College of Fine Arts Box Office, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling (309) 438-2535. Tickets are also available through ticketmaster.com. Free parking is available in the School Street Parking deck for all performances.