A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick

A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick explores the dynamics of a family in Maryland coping with loss, and the young Ethiopian man named Abebe who comes to live with them during his college studies. Through Abebe's aspirations to be both a preacher and a water ecologist, the play confronts such issues as race, drought and social injustice. Williams hopes that this play will inspire audiences to think about the current relevance of "water, its potential scarcity, the crisis of the potential scarcity, its tainting, and the crisis of that in terms other than merely environmental."

Directed by Dr. Jaye A. Williams
Written by Kia Corthron
Lighting Design by Vannia Ibarguen
Scenic Design by Lindsey Maiorano

Long Beach Gazette Review on Cool Dip