The Orchid Flotilla
by Glass Half Full Theatre
Sep. 04 - Sep. 20, 2014
From the depths of lonely imagination arises a sensual and poetic narrative about the transformative power of companionship and a witty examination of disposable packaging. The flotilla is a tiny floating island of rubbish, adrift on a sea of blue plastic. Characters arise out of the depths in the form of human performers, manipulated objects, plastic junk masquerading as organic material, and human limbs manipulated as puppets. Created by B. Iden Payne Award Winning Writer/ Director Caroline Reck.
Dubbed by Culture Map “a wordless, confined, beautiful exploration of loneliness and survival . . . But there are many moments of humor . . . The Orchid Flotilla is a genuinely unique production.
The Examiner called it “ . . . one of the most successful plays to come along in some time. Dreamy, ethereal, and more than a bit surreal, Orchid Flotilla . . . examines the simple questions in a wholly interesting way. This production takes us through some of the biggest moments in life, while at the same time presenting us with something artistically startling. . . . The play says more in its 70 minutes of running time, with no dialog, than many plays do with hundreds of lines.
Sneak Peek video and Photos: http://glasshalffulltheatre.com/orflot.html
2803 E Manor Rd
Austin, TX, 78722
September 4-20, 2014
Thursdays—Saturdays, 8 pm; Sundays, 6 pm
Tickets - $12-25, available online
American Sign Language Interpreted performance on 9/11
Not recommended for children under 16 due to mature subject matter.