When you’ve lost everything, you have nothing to lose. In this poignant tale of disaster and recovery, Mischka Productions explores the imaginary world created by survivors of a tsunami. They have no memory of their past lives or of the recent tragic events that brought them together. All they know now is each other and the fantasy world in which they live; a world where anything is possible and life is a beautiful game. In this new world of spectacular and child-like imagination, their broken and desolate wasteland becomes a utopia. But what happens when memory and the nightmare of their past comes back to haunt them?
'...captures the feeling of desolation and blank confusion that follows a good long stare into nature's unsympathetic side…it knows its way around the terrain of survival and trauma—deep waters indeed.' –Quinton Skinner, City Pages
'It's a terrific show - a uniformly energized cast, several outstanding characterizations, a confidence in style, a deep respect for the audience, and all with a gentle touch. Watch out for Katie Kaufmann -the quiet demeanor shadows a powerful talent. Go support this show!' - Paul Herwig, and Jennifer Ilse, Co-Artistic Directors of Off-Leash Area
“OMIGOSH GO SEE THIS… brilliant original work! The set, lighting and sound are inspiring. The5 performers are mesmerizing. Katie's idea is gorgeous. This collaboratively-created ensemble play is a little over one hour that will haunt, humor, and humanize all of you. Please. See this piece.You'll thank me.” -Claire Avitabile, Artistic Director of 20% Theatre Company, Minneapolis
“I thought the show was really great! And inspiring. Katie really made a nice balance between split-the-gut funny and punch-you-in-the-stomach
moving.” -David Harris, performer