The Day the Waters Came to PlymouthDate: 26 October 2010
The Day the Waters Came, a stunning new production by acclaimed company Theatre Centre, will be presented at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth at the end of November. The play by Lisa Evans, takes young audiences to New Orleans in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck the city and devastated much of it.
It’s summer 2005. Maya Marsalis takes you by the hand, sometimes by the throat, and leads you through her landscape the day Hurricane Katrina came; the levees broke, the world watched and the US Government did nothing. Go with her, as she shows you how her world and that of thousands of black American citizens changed for ever, the day the waters came.
The play will be directed by Theatre Centre’s Artistic Director Natalie Wilson and designed by Linbury Prize winner Jean Chan. Sound by Dan Steele, who recently produced extra-ordinary work with Gecko on their international hit The Overcoat, which was a Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production.
Theatre Centre develops new ideas, new voices and new collaborations to connect with today’s young audiences. Says Lisa Evans, “I wanted to write a Big Moment in History play which was relatively contemporary and which pitted nature on the rampage against a distinctive social environment. Hurricane Katrina provided the exact occasion and location on which to base this new play.”
The Day the Waters Came is at the Drum Theatre, 23 - 27 November.