Vanishing: a Photography Exhibition by Penrhyn & Rod Cook

Westport Country Playhouse

From Oct 01 to Oct 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Photographs from artists Penrhyn and Rod Cook's "Vanishing" series will be on display during Mlima's Tale from October 1 - October 19 in the Westport Country Playhouse's mezzanine lobby. All artwork is offered for sale.

The following statement appears on the artists website for this series at the address below.

African wildlife is vanishing. The reasons are numerous and manifesting themselves as if they were choreographed to occur in unison. They include overpopulation of humans which requires more farmland which creates a rapid reduction in habitat; greed which feeds the rationale for poaching and allows markets for ivory and trophies to thrive; local tribal customs and cultures that were once noble and now are turning into impediments to adaptation to changing times; global warming which is already affecting habitats around the world and will eventually completely destroy the delicately balanced ecosystem that supports life in the cradle of civilization; and lack of empathy and weakness of leadership that seems to be rampant on the whole planet.

We are not experts on the incredibly complex issues that threaten the region and can’t speak to what solutions, if any, there are to alleviate the situation. We can only attempt to visually represent what we saw and how we felt about it. Words are inadequate to recreate what it feels like to be close to such magical creatures that exist in only one place in the world. There are many reasons for humanity to feel shame as the species who are the stewards of the planet. The disappearance of these animals and the experience of observing their demise, is perhaps the most visible example of that shame.

We are indeed the top of the food chain and we are eating all that is below us into extinction.

Penrhyn and Rod Cook
See website for more in this series.

Contact Name: Penrhyn Cook

Contact Email: penny2cook@gmail.cook

Contact Phone: 2032282127

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.


Ticket Information

This event is free of charge.


Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Court
Westport, CT 06880

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Parking Info

We have our own parking lot, and the parking is free of charge! Please arrive early and carpool when possible. There is ample parking for patrons with special needs.

Accessibility Info

  • Assisted Listening System Assisted Listening System
  • Open Caption Open Caption
  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Yes! At the Playhouse we are compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, meaning that we do not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. Our facilities are equipped with elevators and ramps to help patrons with special needs.

A number of accessible seats for patrons with mobility requirements are available throughout the theater. If you require an accessible seat, please call the box office before arriving at the Playhouse.

A limited number of infrared assisted listening devices are available from the box office to aid in your enjoyment of the performance. You will be asked to leave a form of identification as a deposit when you pick up the device. Every second Sunday matinee of each show, we also offer open caption viewing.

Additional Dates

Tue, 10/15/201912:00 pm10:00 pm
Wed, 10/16/201912:00 pm10:00 pm
Thu, 10/17/201912:00 pm10:00 pm
Fri, 10/18/201912:00 pm10:00 pm
Sat, 10/19/201912:00 pm10:00 pm

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