A Day in the Desert

A_Day_in_the_Desert_low_res.jpgBuy Tickets Winner of a 2013 Encore Ovation Award Grahamstown National Arts Festival, South Africa.  The story revolves around two friends. Fiona, is an upright, unadventurous citizen who is afraid to set foot beyond her front door. On this day, Andromeda, her extroverted adventurous friend, persuades Fiona to join her on an adventure. In no time they are up in an airplane, headed for the Kalahari Desert.

Told with an inventive playfulness that engages a contemporary audience, they explore serious issues with disarming naïveté. These issues are global warming and loss of the natural world. From one of the most dynamic and adventurous theater making teams in South Africa, Jenine Collocott and Nick Warren, comes collaboration with German actress and concert harpist Barbara Draeger.

After studying in Florence, Italy for three years together under master teacher Giovanni Fusetti, Jenine Collocot and Barbara Draeger have teamed up with internationally awarded writer, Nick Warren. Together they share a story of magical realism that takes you from the confines of the inner city to the freedom of outer space and back.

A Day in the Desert premiered at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2013, It won a Encore Ovation Award for theatre excellence sighting the show as having potential to be developed and traveled further. It was selected to perform at the 2013 National Schools Festival to standing ovations from the learners. From there it was invited to perform at the Johannesburg 969 Festival.

Performed by Jenine Collocott and Barbara Draeger
Written and created by the cast
Dramaturgy by Nick Warren
With Direction by Vika Dahlberg-Hansen

Barbara Draeger currently lives and works in France and Jenine Collocott currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

General Addmission $20, Playhouse members $15, Youth $10
Available at Wildberries Marketplace, online at Brown Paper Tickets or reserve by calling 822-1575. 

January 08, 2016 at 8pm - 11pm

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