A California-born Jew travels to a landlocked country to learn to surf.
Dick Dale plays in the backseat of a too hot car.
The smell of the beach.
Shimmering between here/now, then/there, this place/another place, Other Inland Empires is a new stage performance that traces the Jewish roots of surf culture from Europe to California and back again. Pop music meditations, inflatable palm trees, slow dances, and untold family stories mix with playful humour, seagulls, and the one and only Gidget.
Other Inland Empires is written & directed by Julie Hammond, and created with performers Amanda Sum, Nicola Rough, Montserrat Videla, and Dominique Hat, designers Matthew Ariaratnam (sound), Robert Leveroos (scenic), and Gillian Hanemayer (lights), and dramaturg Caroline Liffmann.
Please note that this performance will have unconventional seating for audience members (beach / lawn chairs). There will be alternate seating available upon request. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the box office 778-782-9286 or email GCA_guestservices@sfu.ca.