Dates and Times
Sun 17 March 2019 at 5.30pm
Part of Sprint Festival 2019, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance, running Tuesday 5 – Sunday 24 March.
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Presented by Venice as a Dolphin in association with Coney and Hightide
Here you are.
And here we are.
There’s no show yet.
There’s no story.
But it’s okay. We’re going to make one.
We’ve got a wall, some pens and a whole lot of post-its. We’ve got the whole of human history, every story ever told. Together we’ll tell a story.
Together we’ll create a world.
And maybe destroy it.
Venice as a Dolphin makes play inside theatre spaces, out in the real world and in the spaces in between. The First Time as Tragedy is a piece of playing theatre using contributions from the audience and improvisations from the actors to build a narrative that will be entirely different every time it is performed.
It will be an attempt to examine Karl Marx declaration that “all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice (…) the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.”
About the company
Guest directors for this work in progress sharing of The First Time as Tragedy will be Tassos Stevens and Chloe Mashiter.
Venice as a Dolphin is William Drew, making play inside theatre spaces, out in the real world and in the spaces in between. Previous work includes Public Radio (CPT Starting Blocks 2015) and Kill Your Speed: Urban Snail Racing from 1979 to the Present Day (Theatre Delicatessen). As a writer, recent work includes The Circus (Fire Hazard), Your Connection is Not Private and Adventure 1 (both Coney).