A Cool Dip offers glimpses into the lives of Abebe, a young Ethopian man with a passion for the unlikely combination of Christianity and ecology, and the family that houses him during his college studies in Maryland. Through their interactions, the play uncompromisingly tackles the issues of drought and social injustice, combining a realistic evocation of human emotion with the fantastical to bring attention to the scarcity of something we so often take for granted: water.


by Kia Corthron
Director: Chay Yew

Keith Eric Chappelle
William Jackson Harper
Joshua King
Kianne Muschett
Myra Lucretia Taylor

Set: Kris Stone
Costumes: Anita Yavich
Lights: Ben Stanton
Sound: Darron L. West

Production Manager: Christopher Boll
Production Stage Manager: Kasey Ostopchuck

Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, Manhattan