April 25 – May 11 Another play in Upstream Theatre

Following popularly acclaimed Forget Me Not, Upstream Theater continues its Down Under season with the US premiere of Windmill Baby by David Milroy.

Winner of the prestigious Patrick White Award, Windmill Baby is an enthralling show about an aging Aboriginal woman named Maymay, who returns briefly to the cattle station where she lived years ago in order to take care of some “unfinished business.” With warmth, wit, and great heart she tells a story of many layers: Of Black Australians in the service of White Australia. Of unexpected romance and sudden ruination. Of overcoming heartbreak and —most wonderfully of all—of abiding love.

Featuring Linda Kennedy, winner of the 2008 Missouri Arts Award for Individual Artist, with live music by Farshid Soltanshahi. Directed by Philip Boehm. Set by Patrick Huber. Costumes by Keaton Treece. Lighting by Tony Anselmo. Props by Claudia Mink Horn.

Reviews:

“Transfixing performance…” — Malcolm Gay, Riverfront Times

“Creates an ensemble all by herself” — Judy Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Poetic and balletic grace… a haunting performance” — Christopher Reilly, Alive

“An international gem… 5 on a scale of 1-5” — Mark Bretz, Ladue News

“Magical… inspiring” — Steve Allen, Stage Door St. Louis

“A captivating performance from start to finish” — Snoop’s Theatre Thoughts

Windmill Baby Schedule:

April 25-27, May 1-4, 8-11
8 PM except Sundays at 7
May 11 at 3 PM only

More info at the Upstream Theater site

http://upstreamtheater.org/content/windmill-baby

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The Upstream Theater’s  Artistic Director  Philip Boehm is the author of numerous translations from Polish and German prose and plays, including works by Franz Kafka, Ida Fink, Christoph Hein, Hanna Krall, Stefan Chwin and 2009 Nobel Prize winner  Herta Müller. His work also inlcudes translation of the  Herta Müller’s 2009 Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

Based in St. Louis, he is also a playwright and and artistic director of the Upstream Theater. Philip Boehm studied at the State Academy of Theater in Poland and has directed extensively on both sides of the Atlantic. Produced original plays include MixtitlanReturn of the BedbugAmerika, and  Kalkwerk for the Lincoln Center Theatre Festival.  In 2012 he directed adaptation of Kazimierz Moczarski’s novel Conversations with Executioner (pol. Rozmowy z Katem).     His work has earned various honors, including awards from the Austrian Ministry for Culture, the UK Society of Authors, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Institute of Letters.

 

 

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