21 June 2017 – RED BIKE -Chaskis Theatre

Chaskis Theatre
(Artistic Directors Huw Parmenter and Raymi Ortuste Quiroga)
invite you to a staged reading of

a new play by Caridad Svich (2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement)

Directed by Simon Evans (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse)

Starring Maddy Hill (Imogen, East Enders)

on 21 June, 2017 at 19:30 PM
at the Cervantes Theatre, 229 Union Street, Southwark, London

This reading is a benefit for children’s art charity Anno’s Africa.

“Svich’s RED BIKE is a luminous piece that tackles our common dreams and dangers with magic, poetry, and a sense of both possibility and loneliness. A beautiful work!” — Cristina Garcia (Novelist, Dreaming in Cuban)

“Svich’s RED BIKE is a ride into Trump’s America and the soul of a nation.” — Stephen Wrentmore (Artistic Producer, Lighthouse Poole Centre for the Arts)

“What I admire about Svich’s powerful work is the continual theatrical risks she takes, the poetic layering of too often repressed voices, and the kick in the ass at realism. RED BIKE is a beautiful ride.” — Naomi Wallace (Playwright)

Caridad Svich is the author of over 40 plays including 12 OPHELIAS, ARCHIPELAGO (world premiere, Lighthouse Poole), JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) (Homotopia Festival, LIverpool & Kings College London), IPHIGENIA CRASH LAND FALLS… (developed with Actors Touring Company), CARTHAGE/CARTAGENA (touring with Signdance Collective, funded by Arts Council England), THE BOOTH VARIATIONS (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe), THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS (winner of American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize). She is co-author with Caroline Jester of Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft (Methuen/Bloomsbury Drama, fall 2017), and is associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review (Taylor & Francis). She is published by Intellect Ltd. UK, Seagull Books, TCG, and more. www.caridadsvich.com

Perusal copies of script available from author’s agent
and on NPX at https://newplayexchange.org/plays/90847/red-bike