“There is no place for me, in what you call the real world…”
In a sun-baked beachfront house, set against the laps and roars of the ocean, an assortment of mismatched strangers gather.
A faded filmstar can’t let go of her past; a brother and sister prepare for an impossible feat; a wandering drifter hides a heavy secret beneath his ski mask and a man carrying a suitcase of dreams watches on.
United by their damage and drawn together by hope, they jointly reflect and act on their broken lives, slowly and quietly doing kind and wonderful things for one another.
Directed by incoming Bristol Old Vic Artistic Director, Nancy Medina, Puerto Rican writer Edwin Sánchez’s lyrical and shape-shifting Icarus, like the Greek myth from which the play takes its name, is a quest; an exploration of yearning, dreaming and sacrifice that rises into a rousing chorus cheer for lost souls and that most human of pursuits: the search for happiness.
Icarus is performed by graduating students of Bristol School of Acting.
By Edwin Sánchez
Directed by Nancy Medina
Designed by Aldo Vazquez
Lighting design by Chuma Emembolu
Sound design by Dinah Mullen
Originally produced by San Jose Repertory Theater, CA