CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS PRODUCTIONS ARCOLA THEATRE · OCTOBER 2017
Written and directed Paul Anthony Morris
Fidel has been drifting between careers and enduring frequent periods of existential depression despite possessing an exceptional IQ. It is after his most recent discharge that Fidel resorts to selective mutism in order to identify where his greatest battle for self worth lies. Seduced initially into critiquing society Fidel soon discovers, much to his horror, that he is also partly responsible for perpetuating his own demise. Perplexed by this conundrum Fidel brings an end to his self imposed silence and embarks upon an extraordinary journey to answer some of life’s most urgent questions.
THE REHEARSAL PROCESS
Photographs courtesy of Sarah Hickson
FIDEL Anthony Ofoegbu ENSEMBLE ROLES Rachel Summers Stephen Raman-Hughes
SARANGI Surinder Sandhu TRUMPET & CELLO Byron Wallen CELLO & TRUMPET Shanti Jaysinha GUITAR Rob Luft
WRITER & DIRECTOR Paul Anthony Morris
MUSICAL DIRECTOR & COMPOSER Bryon Wallen MOVEMENT DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER Shane Shambhu PHOTOGRAPHY Sarah Hickson
PROJECT MANAGER Rosemary Laryea
The Audience responded to the Conundrum R&D after the Q&A with the Writer Director and Creative Team.
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