Slow Falling Bird

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00pm

Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre 37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program

Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday, April 8-11 at 8 p.m.

Slow Falling Bird

By Christine Evans
Directed by Rosalba Clemente

Conceived on the boat of an asylum seeker, Fish Child hovers above the Woomera Immigration Detention Centre in the Australian desert, reluctant to be born. Her mother becomes enmeshed in an increasingly deadly struggle with a prison guard, bargaining for her child's future. Slow Falling Bird explores the brutal realities confronting those who arrive unbidden in Australia's waters and the warping social and mental conditions on both sides of the wire, asking what kind of new life, and new society, can be born into such barren surroundings. By turns bleak and darkly comical, this play takes place against the wider background of a world with tightly patrolled borders and an increase of 'non-citizens' without rights.

Part of the 2014-15 Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program’s “Where We’re From:  A Season of Origins and Migrations.”  Written by acclaimed Australian-born playwright and Theater & Performance Studies Program faculty member Prof. Christine Evans, Slow Falling Bird is directed by Evans' long-time collaborator from Australia, Guest Artist Rosalba Clemente, Head of Acting at Flinders University Drama Centre.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENING:  $18 GENERAL | $15 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $10 STUDENT

ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES:  $15 GENERAL | $12 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $8 STUDENT

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Event Type

Arts, Theater

Departments

Georgetown College, Performing Arts, Theater and Performance Studies Program

Website

http://performingarts.georgetown.edu/

Cost

FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENING: $18 GENERAL | $15 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $10 STUDENT ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES: $15 GENERAL | $12 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $8 STUDENT

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