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Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick, A - Full Length Play, Drama

Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick, A

Kia Corthron

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 2f, 1boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573698972

"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

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

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

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

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.

REVIEWS

"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.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f, 1boy(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Roles for Children

CASTING NOTES

In the original production the actor Playing TICH doubled with SEYOUM.

ABEBE - an Ethiopian man, 20, 27, 28
PICKLE - a black American woman, 42, 50 
H.J. - Pickle’s daughter, 17, 25
TAY - a white American boy, 9
SEYOUM - an Ethiopian man, 34
TICH - a black American man, late 20s to 30
THREE HEADS
Author
Kia Corthron

Kia Corthron

Kia Corthron's A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick premiered at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2010. Other plays include Moot the Messenger (Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival), Light Raise the Roof (New York Theatre Workshop), Snapshot Silhouette (Minneapolis' Children's Theatre), Slide Glide the Slippery Slope (Humana, Mark Taper Forum), The Venus de Milo Is Armed (Alabama ... view full profile

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