If you’re gonna pull a knife, USAlo 8/8-11/11

Si vas a sacar un cuchillo, USAlo
If you’re gonna pull a knife, USAlo
September 8th, 9th & 10th at 8:00 p.m.
September 11 at 5:00 p.m.
On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium
2901 W Flagler Street
Miami

Conceived by Carlos Caballero and Elizabeth Doud, Directed by Carlos Diaz (Teatro El Publico)

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If you’re gonna pull a knife, USAlo urges action around the apparently gloomy themes of petroleum pollution, hopelessness and absurd sea life in search of something upbeat to cling to: a magic solvent that will clean the ocean, the prospect of the perfect job that pays you to do what you love to do, or a piece of floating plastic garbage large enough to float on without drowning. This evening length work, Directed by Havana-based Carlos Diaz of Teatro El Publico, is about the petroleum industry, unemployment and mermaids and impossible love.

Using the rearranged texts of playwright Samuel Beckett as a foundation to piece together dramatic exchanges between an unemployed oil platform worker and an out of work Seaworld character actress, their alter-egos, (a real mermaid and petroleum itself), are drawn to, and react against one another as they make small talk around the woes of being jobless and watching the planet deteriorate in a sea of plastic and toxic pollution around them. The text is presented completely in both English and Spanish.

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