Dolphins and Sharks Finborough Theatre 2017
Over Here Theatre Company is proud to present Dolphins and Sharks
by James Anthony Tyler at the Finborough Theatre, directed by Lydia Parker
12th to 30th September, Tuesday to Saturday nights at 7.30 and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3PM.
Dolphins and Sharks was featured in the Vibrant Festival 2016 at the Finborough Theatre and was produced by Labyrinth Theatre in New York City.
Yusuf needs a break-his philosophy degree from NYU isn't opening any doors,but his new job would help him pay his overdue rent;Xiomara doesn't want to settle for the marriage scenario her Dominican mother keeps pushing on her; Isabel needs her job to put three kids through school but still manages to keep her sense of humour.
All three are employees of Harlem Office, New York, a neighbourhood copy shop where promotions are rare, raises are even rarer and racism is often on display. But when one staff member is given the chance to move up to manager, friendships are tested and loyalty turns out to be less valuable than cold hard cash. Soon cutbacks and office politics have everyone fighting to keep their jobs and their sanity.
A searing new comedy about clocking in, clocking out and rising up.
"Hard-hitting, raw and impactful. This is theatre at its finest.”- Everything Theatre
“Tyler’s text has an appealing sense of sincerity appropriate to his serious concerns that Parker appreciates and skilfully conveys.”- Once a Week Theatre
“This play is funny, fast paced, warm-hearted and ultimately very challenging. Director Lydia Parker does a stunning job of keeping the elements well-balanced and getting top quality performances out of her small cast. This is off-west-end theatre at its very best – go and see it.” – Plays to See
“This is simply a quality production, with not a hair out of place. I can’t recommend this play highly enough. Highly provocative, this left people arguing in the bar long past the show ended.”- The Spy in the Stalls