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Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store: The Film
April 22, 2021 • 7:00 pm PDT
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents the world premiere of Plastic Bag Store: The Film. Created by award-winning Brooklyn-based artist, puppet designer and director Robin Frohardt, The Plastic Bag Store was conceived as an immersive installation and puppet-theater piece designed to take place in a storefront retail space. Yucky Shards cereal, Bagorade sports drink, Fabags deodorizers boasting “that fresh bag scent”, rotisserie chickens, cupcakes and sushi are among the thousands of hand-sculpted items—all made from discarded plastic bags. The store was scheduled to open in March 2020 to coincide with New York’s plastic bag ban but was postponed due to the city’s COVID-19 lockdown. For L.A. audiences, Frohardt and her team will reimagine a visit to The Plastic Bag Storethrough a new film commissioned by CAP UCLA.
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