Hawaiian Fragments

Hawaiian Fragments

Elaine, a successful, down-to-earth, rational businesswoman involved in the ever-speeding world of finance, receives an unexpected call. Her son has been victim of a shark attack while surfing in Hawaii and has died.


Description

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, the time for a profound decision comes, confronted to a human choice out of her range, Elaine goes blank. She resolves to spend some time on the islands until she can come to terms with the unimaginable events that have ensued while unknowingly sets herself in the quest for a ritual that could bring the shattered fragments together. Hawaiian Fragments is the story of this journey the grieving process it constitutes and ultimately the search of possible reconciliation with nature.

A dark humoured, at times surreal, solo-show adventure conceived as a series of fragments that in an episodic fashion explore different theatrical formats ranging from cinematic to chaplinesque or storytelling in the imaginary setting of Hawaii both symbolic summit of capitalistic touristic pleasure and territory of a wondrous nature and ancient traditions.



Acting Jayne Walling
Direction Federico Schwindt
Dramaturgy & Light Design Wenzel U. Vöcks
On-Stage Assistance & Set Design Valeria Urigu
Costume Design Jojo Shone
Artistic Assistant Denise Cobello
Director’s Assistant Thais Nepomuceno
Production Management Chris Wohlrab
Pre-Production Assistant Kelley Griffiths
Composer Hawaii Song Mauricio Ahumada
Cardboard Paintings Esther Samuels-Davis

A creation of Compagnie des Wanderers
freely inspired by Haruki Murakami‘s HANALEI BAY


Show history:

  • 6th-8th July 2017 // Premiere // Acker Stadt Palast // Berlin
  • 18th June 2017 // Preview // Tatwerk | Performative Forschung // Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2017 // Berlin
  • 15th April 2017 // Work in Progress // Tatwerk | Performative Forschung // Berlin