Greg Wohead

Call it a Day

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 24 Jan, 20:00

Advisory age: 15+

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“If you're lost, you can look and you will find me 
Time after time”

Two couples; one liberal, one conservative. One progressive, one traditional. One faithless, one faithful.

Ten years ago, on a freezing snowy day in the USA, Greg Wohead and his then partner spent an afternoon with a traditional Amish couple. Call it a Day is about that unlikely encounter. What unfolds on stage is a strange, surreal, part-improvised reliving of that meeting again, and again and again and again.

Featuring an upicking of Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 hit Time After Time and interruptions from 1985 Amish-themed thriller Witness (starring Harrison Ford), Call It A Day is a kaleidoscopic examination of the impossibility of truly understanding one another.

Running time: 70 minutes approx. (no interval)

Call It a Day is co-commissioned by Theatre in the Mill, South Street, University of Reading, Experimentica and The Yard with additional support from Shoreditch Town Hall. The development was supported by a residency program with Los Angeles Performance Practice at CAP UCLA, mala voadora’s Dois por Dois residency program supported by Inresidenceporto, with funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and additional funding by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Ticket information

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Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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