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Hosting Word For Word

June 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“The Secret Source” by Ben Okri

Directed by Rotimi Agbabiaka

Two young people discover that the water supply has been contaminated with something that is sapping the population’s ability to question those in authority and must evade smugly complacent scientists and hostile fellow citizens in their quest to find a source of true water.

In the words of author Ben Okri, “the story is a slice of reality, a fable, a satire, a cautionary tale, an immaterial finger writing a warning on a wall, a cry in the dark, a good old-fashioned piece of speculative fiction in a tradition as old as ‘Candide’ or the Decameron, tales that we tell one another in the twilight of strange times.”

Free Admission – but please RSVP! Space is limited.


Off the Page events are free, but we do encourage you to make a donation, either online here or at the venue during the reading. Word For Word humbly suggest $25 for those who can afford it.


WORD FOR WORD Performing Arts Company performs short works of fiction in their entirety, preserving the author’s voice and honoring her/his intent with exciting visuals and inventive staging. More info at zspace.org/aboutwordforword