Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - The U.S. and Ethiopia, 2006 then seven years later, and then a year after that.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
A Cool Dip offers glimpses into the lives of Abebe, a young Ethopian man with a passion for the unlikely combination of Christianity and ecology, and the family that houses him during his college studies in Maryland. Through their interactions, the play uncompromisingly tackles the issues of drought and social injustice, combining a realistic evocation of human emotion with the fantastical to bring attention to the scarcity of something we so often take for granted: water.
"Half family drama and half sociopolitical exposé, Cool Dip makes the socialand ecological issues surrounding water both compelling and fascinating, shedding new light on this most basic of necessities. – Show Business
"Waxing its most lyrical, whether about activism of the environmental or evangelical varieties, it's one of the most refreshing of the season to date." – TalkinBroadway.com
A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in March 2010 under the direction of Chay Yew.