Slow Falling Bird
Oct 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th and 25TH
All shows 8 pm sharp! No late entry.
At USF Studio Theater on Lone Mountain (off Turk St, near Chabot st)
A play by Christine Evans
Directed by Roberto Varea
Music and Sound Design by David Molina
$10 General Admission, $5 with student/USF ID.
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Set in an immigration Detention Center in the Australian desert, SLOW FALLING BIRD travels between two young asylum seekers from Afghanistan, a pair of guards of ambiguous morality, and a refugee whose ailing newborn’s spirit haunts the play, refusing to be born into the desperate situation she sees below her. Adding to the disorder is the agoraphobic wife of one of the guards who longs for a child but fears her husband’s touch and two strange emissaries of another dimension who sometimes appear to be crows and, sometimes, two very odd truck drivers who know more than they reveal. The stakes involve a bargain for the newborn’s survival struck between the refugee and the guard, a bargain that proves to be very expensive for all involved.
Wrapped in a combination of hard-hitting social realism and very poetic surreality with elements of tragedy, comedy, and even singing, SLOW FALLING BIRD addresses themes raging from the plight of refugees escaping war only to further violated by those whose help they are seeking, to racism, sexism, and the prison industrial complex.