HAWAIIAN FRAGMENTS - Compagnie des Wanderers

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@ Esther Samuels-Davis

Elaine, a successful, rational businesswoman involved in the ever-speeding world of finance, receives an unexpected call. All of a sudden she must travel to Hawaii under tragic circumstances. Once there, she is confronted with a profound decision, and goes blank. She resolves to stay on the Island until she can come to terms with the unimaginable events that have ensued, while unknowingly beginning a quest for a ritual that could bring the shattered fragments together.

Hawaiian Fragments is the story of the journey of her grieving process, and ultimately the search of possible reconciliation with Nature. 
It is a dark humoured solo-show adventure, which is explored in a series of fragments ranging in theatrical form from cinematic to Chaplinesque and storytelling. The story evolves in the imaginary setting of Hawaii, which is both the symbolic summit of Capitalist touristic pleasure and a territory of wondrous nature and ancient traditions.

Freely inspired by Haruki Murakami's short story Hanelei Bay, Hawaiian Fragments is the opening piece of a 4-part series created by Compagnie des Wanderers. Each play deals with the role of rituals in our contemporary society, in varying settings and formats. The main characters are in search of a symbolic act that can initiate change in the invisible tissue of society, and the individual human soul. These characters range from a famous Japanese violinist who wants to liberate his son, who follows the same career, from his shadowing figure, to a solitary man in the Alps desperately seeking punishment when his daughter commits suicide after having suffered repeated abuse by his part.

A creation of Compagnie des Wanderers | freely inspired by Haruki Murakami‘s Hanalei Bay

Acting: Jayne Walling
Direction: Federico Schwindt

Dramaturgy: Wenzel U. Vöcks

On stage assistant & Set design: Valeria Urigu

Costume design: Jojo
Artistic Assistant: Denise Cobello
Director’s Assistant: Thais Nepomuceno

Production Management: Chris Wohlrab

Pre-production assistant: Kelley Griffiths

Composition Hawaii song: Mauricio Ahumada

Cardboard Paintings: Esther Samuels-Davis
In cooperation with: TATWERK | Performative Forschung

Duration: ca. 75 min.


Premiere on Thursday 06. Juli 2017 um 20 Uhr
Weitere Vorstellungen am 07. Und 08. Juli 2017 jeweils um 20 Uhr

Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstraße 169/170, Berlin
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