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1900

The Pianist on the Ocean

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Marella Boschi 

  • Author Notes

    A translation of the original Italian work by Alessandro Baricco.

  • Setting

    Set on an Ocean Liner at the beginning of the Twentieth century.

  • Synopsis

    1900 is the story of a great jazz pianist who is found as a newborn baby on a transatlantic ship on the first day of the twentieth century and is baptised thus. 1900 is a man without parents, nationality or identity. Never setting foot ashore, his home is the sea and his language is the music he plays on the ship's piano. The other character in the story, the Narrator, recreates the atmosphere on the ship, 1900's peculiar childhood, 1900's decision to leave the ship and their meeting after the Second World War on the ship, which is about to be blown up, with 1900 on it.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Notes

    A five piece jazz ensemble is also required. See original production for details..

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Performer Donal O'Kelly
Production Team  
Director Leticia Agudo
Set Designer Emma Cullen
Lighting Designer Dermot O'Donnell
Producer BrĂ­d Dukes
Composer Justin Carroll
Musician Justin Carroll
Musician Daniel Bodwell
Musician Brendan Doyle
Musician Ray Martin
Musician John Moriarty
Production Manager Dermot O'Donnell
Technical Manager Mick Doyle (1)
Stage Director Marella Boschi
Administrator Joan Mallon

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Common Currency Theatre Company

  • Address

    Flat 3, 16 Vessey Place
    Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)87 288 5410

  • Email

    hello@whackala.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Common Currency Theatre Company

  • Address

    Flat 3, 16 Vessey Place
    Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)87 288 5410

  • Email

    hello@whackala.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.