UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents the much-anticipated arrival of Robin Frohardt’s The Plastic Bag Store, opening to the public in Los Angeles’ downtown Arts District Wednesday, June 30 – Sunday, July 11. See below for ticket info.
The Plastic Bag Store is a public art installation and immersive film experience created by artist and director Robin Frohardt designed to take place in a retail storefront. Employing humor, puppetry and craft, Frohardt focuses a critical lens upon our culture of consumption and convenience — specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics.
There are two modes to experience this presentation: timed entry to the “store” itself to wander the aisles and discover the abundant products devised by the Brooklyn-based artist Robin Frohardt; or, a limited number of tickets are available to the ‘live immersive experience’ where a puppet film, performers and handmade sets tell the darkly comedic story of how the plastic waste left behind today might be interpreted by future generations.
Co-produced by Frohardt and Pomegranate Arts, The Plastic Bag Store premiered in the heart of New York’s Times Square, a surprise success story in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic. The Plastic Bag Store was created over several years by Frohardt in collaboration with her puppetry ensemble and features original music by long-time creative collaborator, the award-winning composer Freddi Price.
This is a pop-up exhibition, and can be viewed at various venues. See CAP UCLA website for more info, or use the CLICK HERE link below. Tickets range from $15 for students to $35 for general admission for the Live Immersive Experience, while tickets to the installation along are donation based with a $10 suggested admission. There are various events connected to this project, so be sure to visit the website for more info. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets, make a reservation, contribute or for more information on how to get involved in Plastic Free July. https://cap.ucla.edu