Novel adaptation Zig Zag’s its way to Helston

A Cornish production company is set to bring an adaptation of Indian novelist Anita Desai’s work to the stage next week.

The Zigzag Way is a powerful story of mining and migration and the coming together of two different cultures through the movement of a Cornish mining community to Mexico in the 19th Century.

The story tells how a young Cornish couple travel to the gold and silver mines of Mexico in 1910, unaware of the perils they will face. Aside from the mining itself, there’s unrest between the natives and the incomers and a whiff of danger is in the air. Wind forward 100 years and Eric, an uncertain young American, arrives in Mexico on a curious quest for his Cornish roots unprepared for what he will find. Led by Huichol Indian guides, he journeys to an old mining village on an unlikely path of self-discovery, and soon finds himself in another world.

The performance takes place at Roskilly’s, Tregellast Barton Farm in St Keverne on June 2 at 7pm. Call 01326 280479 for tickets and more information.

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