Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental – “17 Border Crossings”


Special CFA Event:

Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental develops original theater works using creative structures, objects, found and original texts, and extensive travel. Collected over fifteen years, the Connecticut premiere of “17 Border Crossings” (2011) weaves together real adventures into a dramatic, visual, and surreal examination of imaginary lines, arbitrary passports, and curious customs. Written and directed by Thaddeus Phillips and based on his actual experiences, this deceptively simple solo work takes audiences to the frontiers of Angola, Austria, Bali, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Palestine, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The performance style begins as a classic monologue told from a desk and chair, but quickly morphs into its own skin, which draws inspiration from standup comedy, the Balkan films of Emir Kustarica, the floor shows of the Tropicana in Havana, musicals about Austria, cheap magic, Native myths from the Amazon jungle, and Chilli Relleno recipes.

Date: Sat, Feb 21
Time: 8 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $6 Wes students

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