I GAVE HIM AN ORCHID.
Created and performed by Sarah Calver
Directed and dramaturgy by Carolina Ortega
Winner of the Jury Prize 100˚ Sophiensaele 2014.
In 1885 Sarah Henley throws herself off a Bridge. She lives. This is not a show about suicide, it’s about love and what it makes us do.
Inspired by real heartbreak stories - some given, some found, some stolen – this is an act of public self-help that bounces happily along the boundaries of inappropriateness with poetic meanderings, absurdist melodrama and recounts stories of people in and out of love.
Deconstructing the same old love stories with modern day predicaments, tapping into our vulnerability, our fears and needs and inviting the audience to share their own tales and desires, I Gave Him an Orchid is ultimately a celebration of love, heartbreak and life and our preoccupation with this perpetual pumping organ.
I gave him an Orchid was developed in Berlin and London. It premiered at Sophiensaele as part of the 100° Festival 2014. It has since toured to Cammerspiel Leipzig 2017| Prague Fringe Festival 2016 | Summerhall, Edinburgh 2015 | Oval House London 2015 | Pulse Festival 2015 | Faki Festival Zagreb 2015 | Kana Arts 2014 Stettin| Best of the Fest, Sophiensaele 2014 | English Theatre Berlin 2014.