Wonder Bread is a solo performance piece. A fairytale-like odyssey about a young woman from behind the Iron Curtain. A Farmer’s daughter leaves Poland and comes to the Big Apple. At the age of 28 she meets Iggy Pop and experiences teenage rebellion. She rejects her past, painfully trying to reinvent herself over and over, only to realize one truth: there is no hope for happiness without the acceptance of one’s roots.
So that one of his daughters could see the world, the father of Polish-born actress Danusia Trevino had to work hard, save and borrow. To get Danusia her first airline ticket to New York, he bribed the ticket clerk (a lady with a purple beehive and a golden tooth) with a pig. The first time Danusia arrived here to visit relatives in Valley Stream, NY, she ate a peck of fresh fruit and drank a gallon of Tropicana (no pulp). She couldn’t sleep wondering if she would put her Wonder Bread in the toaster the next morning, or eat it soft. Her story of coming to America, and coming into herself here, is “Wonder Bread,” a solo show, directed by Aleksey Burago.
Approximately 80 minutes of tears, hope and laughter.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe – August 2011
United Solo Theatre Festival, Theatre Row, NYC – November 2010
Theatre for the New City, NYC – March 2010
HB Studio (first full length workshop) – July 2009
The Players Club, NYC (excerpt) – November 2008
HB Playwrights Theatre, NYC – April 2008
Center Stage, NYC Wonder Woman Week (excerpt) – December 2007
Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC Sola Voce Festival – September 2007
Gretchen Cryer Workshop – September 2006
Lee Negrin Gallery, NYC (staged reading) – July 2005
Café WOW Theater, NYC (staged reading) – April 2005