Dolphins and Sharks at Finborough Theatre September 2017
Over Here Theatre Company is proud to present Dolphins and Sharks
by James Anthony Tyler, 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.
"This is a powerful, impactful production which also feels worryingly relevant to contemporary societal issues. Do not miss your chance to see it." Everything Theatre
"A brilliant new play...Encapsulating the cruelty of 21st century capitalism in one retail outpost, Tyler conveys a gut-level understanding of this world in which more and more is expected for less and less" Theatermania
"It is going to be my best show of 2017...This seminal work blew me right out of my skin...Chilling and uncompromising...This play is a working class anthem that needs to be sung everywhere" New York Theater Guide
"A Harlem copy shop becomes a crucible for surging tensions over race, class and economic opportunities, offering humane insight into historical forces of vast proportions" The Village Voice