Hell and High Water, or Lessons for When the Sky Falls

by Jamuna Yvette Sirker

directed by Lorca Peress


Hell and High Water…is a poignant and sharply satiric account of the playwright’s experiences during Hurricane Katrina. Poetic, brutal and surprisingly funny, the story is told from the perspective of Sirker’s alter-ego, Teacher Alice, who journeys through the abyss of sudden homelessness. Mixing theatrical elements, as one would mix paint on canvas, Sirker creates a colorful array of New Orleans characters, which include an ethereal Bag Lady spirit guide who shows her how to navigate through hell and high water, and Katrina-Hiroshima, a Mardi Gras drag queen. Ms. Sirker weaves the historical and political along with farcical and surreal elements while exploring the psychological impact of loss and displacement. This new work includes multimedia, poetry, dance and New Orleans music.


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Theatre/Venue Hudson Guild Theatre 

441 West 26th Street  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-868-4444 
Website for reservations www.smarttix.com  
Running time 2hr. 0min. 


Producing Organization: MultiStages  
Website www.eljallartsannex.com/multistages.htm  
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