Elise Forier Edie’s Play “The Pink Unicorn” Getting Film Adaptation, Amy E. Jones Directing


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The story of a Christian mother who reconciles with her baby getting out of her gender is shown. A press release announced that a film adaptation of Elise Forier Edie’s play “The Pink Unicorn” is in preparation. Director Amy E. Jones and star Alice Ripley will be reuniting for the project.

First produced in 2013 by DC’s DogTown Theater, “The Pink Unicorn” is a solo show that follows Trisha Lee, a widow who lives in a conservative town in Texas. “Her life was suddenly turned upside down when her 14-year-old daughter, Julen, declared that she was” gendered “and started a chapter of the Gay and Resident Alliance at the local high school,” sums up the source. Trisha tells her story of facing a crisis she never anticipated, at a time when transgender and gender issues were not on her radar.

Inspired by the real-life struggles of transgender youth in the United States, “The Pink Unicorn” aims to bring families – especially those who aren’t sure how to talk to their children about gender identity, the LGBTQIA + community, and basic human rights.

Production will begin on May 10. Producers include Colin Cook of Holmdale Theater Coleen, and Liz Fleming of Out of the Box Theatrics.

Ripley has previously featured productions of “The Pink Unicorn” by Out of the Box Theaters and Holmdel Theater Company, and Jones has worked as the director.

Ripley won a Tony Award for her lead role in the Broadway movie “Next to Normal”. Her other credits include “Side Show” and “The Vagina Monologues”. Jones directed and choreographed “The Color Purple” and “Mamma Mia !,” among other titles.

Eddie’s latest play, Children’s Show “John Henry”, premiered at The Growing Stage in Netcong, New Jersey in 2019. Her other plays include “La Llorona and Other Tales of the American Southwest” and “Cathy’s Creek”.


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