Obstacles to Coming Home

From a far-off transistor radio, the sounds of a distant age drift listlessly into the evening sky. In the mid-west of America, two figures say their inevitable farewells. Obstacles To Coming Homeis a beautiful, evocative, mid-scale visual theatre work, which investigates personal and nostalgic journeys. It imaginatively incorporates live and recorded soundscapes, video projection and theatre performance.

Presented on a brilliantly designed large map of America the work traces two performers’ epic journey drawn across two great American texts; Jack Kerouac’s On The Road and Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song.

Obstacles to Coming Home toured nationally between 2008 -2010.