Catalpa
  • Edinburgh Fringe

A one-man play about an aspiring screenwriter who, having just bombed his first Hollywood pitch, returns to his ratty apartment, defeated. In a final act of desperation, he reenacts his entire screenplay to his empty room. The screenplay is about the Catalpa rescue, a daring 18th century prison break from Australia. The story spans two continents and an ocean, featuring dozens of characters (and wildlife), all portrayed by one actor and a handful of props. At its essence, Catalpa is about a young artist wrestling with his self-worth and rediscovering his passion. About a man fighting for his voice.

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