A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick

The World Premiere of a play by Kia Corthron (BREATH, BOOM; FORCE CONTINUUM). Featuring Keith Eric Chappelle, William Jackson Harper, Joshua King, Kianne Muschett, and Myra Lucretia Taylor. Directed by Chay Yew (DURANGO).



An African preacher-in-training arrives in drought-stricken rural America intending to further his studies in religion and water conservation. Hosted by a mother and daughter haunted by tragedy, he takes an interest in a young orphan starved for guidance Ė all the while maintaining an infectious optimism in the face of his obstacles. Undaunted, the preacher determines to battle Ė by any means necessary Ė the personal and political forces that threaten the ecology of his new home.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012
Goodman Theatre opens its 2012/2013 Season in the Owen Theatre with playwright, actor and poet Dael Orlandersmith's Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, a co-commission with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directed by Chay Yew, Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men is Orlandersmith's solo-performed examination of humanity's capacity for hope and survival, rendered through the eyes of five men ages 11 to 50.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012
Goodman Theatre opens its 2012/2013 Season in the Owen Theatre with playwright, actor and poet Dael Orlandersmith's Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, a co-commission with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directed by Chay Yew, Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men is Orlandersmith's solo-performed examination of humanity's capacity for hope and survival, rendered through the eyes of five men ages 11 to 50.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012
Goodman Theatre opens its 2012/2013 Season in the Owen Theatre with playwright, actor and poet Dael Orlandersmith's Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, a co-commission with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directed by Chay Yew, Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men is Orlandersmith's solo-performed examination of humanity's capacity for hope and survival, rendered through the eyes of five men ages 11 to 50.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016
The launch of Playwrights Welcome, a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and participating theaters, was announced today.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) in association with Ten Thousand Things Theater will begin previews Monday, December 6 for The Mobile Shakespeare Unit's production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
Join Keen Company for the first public reading of three new plays, developed through the Keen Playwrights Lab. The 2018 Playwrights Lab features playwrights Kia Corthron, Rinne Groff, and Edwin Sanchez. Tickets are FREE and open to the pubic! Space is limited, so reservations are a must.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) announced complete casting today for William Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS, the third Public Lab production of the fall season. Directed by Michael Sexton, TITUS ANDRONICUS runs Tuesday, November 29 through Sunday, December 18 at The Public Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, December 13. Tickets for TITUS ANDRONICUS are on sale now; all tickets for Public Lab productions are $15.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2012
Off-Broadway's Page 73 Productions - a company dedicated to producing and developing works by early-career playwrights - will present readings of their 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellow Max Posner's play THE FAMISHED today, November 16 at 2pm and 7pm at Manhattan Theatre Club's Creative Center (311 West 43rd Street, 8th Fl). OBIE Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (TELEPHONE, A MAP OF VIRTUE) will direct.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013
Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce the 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, running February 26-April 6, 2014. This year's Festival program will feature (in order of opening):
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017
MCC Theater presents the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman. A friendly reminder that School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play begins previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) tonight, November 1, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012
Peter Dinklage (GAME OF THRONES) emceed a sold-out benefit for The Play Company on Monday, April 30 at the American Airlines Theatre in Manhattan. Among those who attended CABARET GOURMET 2012 were Dinklage's wife Erica Schmidt, who directed Play Co's Obie Award-winning production of Jonas Khemiri's play INVASION!, along with producer Ruth Hendel (FELA!), The Play Company's Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel. Lauren Worsham (CANDIDE, WHERE'S CHARLEY?) performed. See photos of Dinklage, Schmidt, Lauren Worsham, Ruth Hendel and Andrew Gerle at the event below!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2010
New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman, Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Founding Executive Directors), Culture Project, Lark Play Development Center, Rising Circle Theater Collective and Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY today announced that they will present a full-day Arts and Human Rights Conference on Tuesday, May 25.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010
New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman, Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Founding Executive Directors), Culture Project, Lark Play Development Center, Rising Circle Theater Collective and Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY today announced that they will present a full-day Arts and Human Rights Conference on Tuesday, May 25.
by BWW - May 1, 2016
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Los Angeles
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014
All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015
Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. Opening Night set for Monday, March 16 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The show will play a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016
?CSULB Theatre Arts Department's University Players presents A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick by Kia Corthron, directed by Dr. Jaye Austin Williams. This dramatic work tackles the issues of loss, social injustice, religion, and race. A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick plays April 22nd through May 7th in the Players Theatre on the CSULB campus.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015
Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. Check out photos from opening night below!
by Review Roundups - Mar 16, 2015
Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. Opening Night set for tonight, March 16 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2010
The Off-Broadway theatre company, THE PLAY COMPANY - whose most recent production was its acclaimed staging of Toshiki Okada's ENJOY - will continue its popular Idea Lab series with an evening of readings and discussion with Brooke Berman, author of the new book 'No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments' on Thursday, June 10 at 7 pm at The Huron Club at 15 Vandam St. in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2010
Producer Daryl Roth announced today that stage and film star Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite; Hairspray) and Off Broadway vet Ashley Austin Morris (Die Mommie Die) will appear in the July cast of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's smash hit show Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will take its MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT on tour again this July with a production of RICHARD III, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The three-week tour, July 16 to August 3, will bring free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts before a sit-down run at The Public Theater, August 6-25. Tickets for Richard III at The Public are $15 and go on sale July 12.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
 The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances for the New York premiere of MOJADA on Tuesday, July 2 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview in The Public's LuEsther Hall. Written by MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro and directed by Obie Award-winning directorChay Yew, MOJADA is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself. MOJADA will run through Sunday, August 11, with an official press opening on Wednesday, July 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014
The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its inaugural New Works Brooklyn festival today, June 25-29. The series will feature staged readings of one-act plays written by Kia Corthron, Erin Courtney, Jose Rivera, Anne Washburn, and Mac Wellman, all of whom will take part in audience talkbacks during the week. In addition, Rivera will direct his own piece, and Corthron, Courtney, Washburn, and Wellman will take part in a panel discussion on the development of new plays on the closing day of the festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010
Producer Daryl Roth announced today that stage and film star Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite; Hairspray) and Off Broadway vet Ashley Austin Morris (Die Mommie Die) will appear in the July cast of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's smash hit show Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014
The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its inaugural New Works Brooklyn festival on June 25-29. The series will feature staged readings of one-act plays written by Kia Corthron, Erin Courtney, Jose Rivera, Anne Washburn, and Mac Wellman, all of whom will take part in audience talkbacks during the week. In addition, Rivera will direct his own piece, and Corthron, Courtney, Washburn, and Wellman will take part in a panel discussion on the development of new plays on the closing day of the festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2010
The Off-Broadway theatre company, THE PLAY COMPANY - whose most recent production was its acclaimed staging of Toshiki Okada's ENJOY - will continue its popular Idea Lab series with an evening of readings and discussion with Brooke Berman, author of the new book 'No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments' on Thursday, June 10 at 7 pm at The Huron Club at 15 Vandam St. in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2011
Eighteen of the theatre industry's highly regarded playwrights, theatrical agents and artistic directors will jury the 40 short plays featured in the 36th Annual SAMUEL FRENCH INC. OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL beginning July 19th at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Six winners will be chosen to have their plays licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2011
Shakespeare on the Sound, Connecticut's premier outdoor summer Shakespeare theater company, today announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, under the direction of Joanna Settle.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015
The CSULB Department of Theatre Arts and its graduate production arm, the LA Drama Critics Choice Award-winning California Repertory Company (Cal Rep) have selected and announced the 2015-2016 season of productions, all of which will be performed in theatrical venues on the California State University Long Beach campus. California Repertory performances will move from the Royal Theatre aboard the Queen Mary and return to the University and Studio Theaters, located on the southeast corner of CSULB. The Cal Rep and University Players season runs September 25, 2015 through May 7, 2016, and includes three new works and a musical. Dates and details for the full season are included at the end of this release.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will begin previews on Monday, August 6 for The Mobile Shakespeare Unit's RICHARD III, directed by Amanda Dehnert. Following a three-week tour, bringing free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts, RICHARD III will run at The Public Theater through Saturday, August 25, with an official press opening on Saturday, August 11. Tickets are $15 and on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER is pleased to announce PAGE TO STAGE, a special one-night event featuring excerpts and conversations with authors, taking place Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014).  All tickets are general admission, with a suggested donation of $10.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015
Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for PLACEBO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012
The Public Theater announced new February dates today for THE TOTAL BENT by Stew and Heidi Rodewald and directed by Joanna Settle. The shift in dates for this Public Lab production is due to an unforeseen construction-related delay that prevented the show from getting into the theater on the scheduled start date. The Public Theater's building renovation has been underway since fall 2008 and is expected to be completed on time this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014
Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce the 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, running tonight, February 26-April 6, 2014. This year's Festival program will feature (in order of opening):
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015
Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015
Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series "The Americans," "House of Cards" on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2010
The Dramatists Guild of America continues their successful DuoLogues seminar series, featuring a conversation between celebrated authors Micki Grant and Kia Corthron, occurring Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2010
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) in association with Ten Thousand Things Theater will begin previews Monday, December 6 for The Mobile Shakespeare Unit's production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014
Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for PLACEBO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series "The Americans," "House of Cards" on Netflix.). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4,000 Miles, [sic]), the play will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2010
The Dramatists Guild of America continues their successful DuoLogues seminar series, featuring a conversation between celebrated authors Micki Grant and Kia Corthron, occurring Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013
Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director of Cherry Lane Theatre, announces the following productions for the company's 2013-14 season:
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2012
Off-Broadway's The Play Company will feature a cornucopia of food prepared by some of NYC's top chefs at its 9th annual benefit gala CABARET GOURMET 2012, set for Monday, April 30th at 7PM at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse (227 West 42nd Street). Lauren Worsham, who most recently appeared as Amy in the City Center Encores! production of Where's Charley, will perform. Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") will serve as emcee for the event.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012
Off-Broadway's The Play Company will feature a cornucopia of food prepared by some of NYC's top chefs at its 9th annual benefit gala CABARET GOURMET 2012, set for tonight, April 30th at 7PM at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse (227 West 42nd Street). Lauren Worsham, who most recently appeared as Amy in the City Center Encores! production of Where's Charley, will perform. Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") will serve as emcee for the event.
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016
Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011
Shakespeare on the Sound, Connecticut's premier outdoor summer Shakespeare theater company, today announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, under the direction of Joanna Settle.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011
Shakespeare on the Sound, Connecticut's premier outdoor summer Shakespeare theater company, today announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, under the direction of Joanna Settle.
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016
Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/17/2016 for Los Angeles