In his new monologue “Crocodiles in the Desert,” geologist and writer Roger Kuhns transports us to the timeless sands of the West African Sahel along the fathomless Sahara Desert. Kuhns relives and retells his experiences in two performances at Third Avenue Playhouse on June 7 and 8, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.
Accepting a once-in-a-lifetime job, Kuhns searches for treasure beneath a relentless sea of sand. As he works amidst the fading culture of a nomadic people, he soon finds himself facing larger questions. What defines us as the human race? What are our greater responsibilities as global citizens? As he and two of his best friends seek answers to those questions, Kuhns is able to practice the fundamentals of survival, live along the ragged edge between wealth and poverty, and experience loyalties that seemed to fly in the face of common sense.
This is a true adventure along old Berber caravan trails, and near the home of a mysterious people who attest to alien visitations. The ecology and the climate of the Sahel and the Sahara are changing. In trying to understand these changes, Kuhns follows the rumors of crocodiles in a land where water is the most precious of resources.
Roger Kuhns holds a Ph.D. in geology, and has worked as a geologist, ecologist and writer throughout the world. He has written over 100 scientific, feature, and original short story pieces for journals, magazines and newspapers. Kuhns has been writing and performing monologues for over ten years, and bases these true stories on his global experiences.
“Crocodiles in the Desert” is his fourth full-length monologue.
Tickets for “Crocodiles in the Desert” are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for children under 12. Tickets are on sale at the theater box office, 239 N. Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, 920.743.1760. Box office hours are 10 am – 3 pm and one hour prior to performances. Tickets are also available at Dancing Bear, 13 N. Third Avenue and on-line at http://www.ThirdAvenuePlayhouse.com.