2009

 

Underground Theater presents:

 

SHEARWATER RIVER

three plays by Edward Mast

 

Three short plays with masks and movement, about exile, home and the longing for return.  Written by Edward Mast, directed by Carmel Baird, with musical interludes by Mike L’Engel and Ava Chakavarty.   Character designs by Lisa Bade.

 

THREE NIGHTS ONLY

Friday - Sunday

May 15-17

7:30 pm

The program will last about an hour.

at

THE MOVEMENT STUDIO

2011 1st Ave North

corner of 1st N. and Crockett, top of Queen Anne Hill

The Studio is on the first floor of Queen Anne Baptist Church - 

     enter through triple doors on 1st N.

Parking can be challenging on Queen Anne, so allow ex

 

Free admission but SEATING IS LIMITED - CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS:

(206) 774-6438

shearwaterriver@gmail.com

 

The flood was only water, they say.

The flood that crushed my city.

But the flood left bullet wounds.

And someone else lives in my home.




Underground Theater presents:

 

SHEARWATER RIVER

three plays by Edward Mast

 

Three short plays with masks and movement, about exile, home and the longing for return.  Written by Edward Mast, directed by Carmel Baird, with musical interludes by Mike L’Engel and Ava Chakavarty.   Character designs by Lisa Bade.

 

THREE NIGHTS ONLY

Friday - Sunday

May 15-17

7:30 pm

The program will last about an hour.

at

THE MOVEMENT STUDIO

2011 1st Ave North

corner of 1st N. and Crockett, top of Queen Anne Hill

The Studio is on the first floor of Queen Anne Baptist Church - 

     enter through triple doors on 1st N.

Parking can be challenging on Queen Anne, so allow ex

 

Free admission but SEATING IS LIMITED - CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS:

(206) 774-6438

shearwaterriver@gmail.com

 

The flood was only water, they say.

The flood that crushed my city.

But the flood left bullet wounds.

And someone else lives in my home.

SHEARWATER RIVER

three short plays by Edward Mast

directed by Carmel Baird

character designs by Lisa Bade

masks by Julia Evanovich

 

 

PRELUDE: music by Majid Ghorbany

 

 

TWO CHILDREN BY THEIR MOTHER’S CORPSE,

ARTICULATE BEYOND THEIR YEARS,

DISPUTE A MATTER OF SOME IMPORTANCE

movement:

Juliana Meira Do Valle

voice:

Ricky Coates, Porter Jones

 

 

 

INTERLUDE: music by Mike Lengel

 

 

 

MOONLIGHT AND RAIN

movement:

Ricky Coates, Juliana Meira Do Valle

voice:

Carmel Baird, Edward Mast

 

 

INTERLUDE: music by Ava Chakravarty, with Sam Tsohonis

 

 

 

SHEARWATER RIVER

 music by Steven Flynn

movement:

 Charlotte Campbell, Taryn Collis, Julia Evanovich, 

Yusef Mahmoud, Juliana Meira Do Valle, 

voice:

Ricky Coates, Lauren Hayes, Rich Hawkins,

Porter Jones, Meg Savlov, Retha Tinker

 

 

from the playwright:

 

Floods, earthquakes and hurricanes can destroy cities and drive people out of homes, but only human decisions can prevent those people from returning to rebuild.  Unwanted people from New Orleans to Thailand have been victimized first by natural disasters and then by political choices to upgrade neighborhoods by keeping the unwanted from moving back in.

 

Wars are sometimes presented as inevitable disasters, like tornadoes or typhoons.  They are not.  Wars are created by humans, for the profit of some and the suffering of others.  And wars are sometimes used to mimic natural disasters, so that unwanted people can be driven out and kept from returning.

 

 

May is the month when Palestinians remember al-Nakba, the Catastrophe of 1948, when over 800,000 Palestinians were driven out of their homeland.

 

 

 

 

 

“Come to me wherever you are

Whatever you have become

And return color to my cheeks 

And meaning to my being

Return and take me into your eyes

Take an olive branch

Take a verse of my tragedy

A toy

Take a stone from our house

So that our descendants

Will remember their way home”

 

 

                -- by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish