david storey's extraordinary play
On a bare terrace stroll two old gentlemen, who greet each other courteously. They discuss topics the past, the weather, old friends, moustache-styles, and the war. Are they perhaps in a small private hotel? But all is not quite what it seems, and soon enough we realize we are actually on the grounds of a mental hospital, and these old men are patients. With astonishingly sparse dialogue, by the time the day is over and the shadows fall, we as an audience are moved to compassion, sympathy, and respect for these extraordinarily ordinary men.
"It is a remarkable play and, a notable one...striking and strangely moving and dramatic." New York Post
"Compassionate and moving. The writing is extraordinarily pungent... Mr. Storey writes brilliantly for actors... A lovely play, a sad play, and a play to lose yourself in." The New York Times
This production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd
PLEASE NOTE: This production will be performed in the COWAN STUDIO on the first floor and there is no disabled access.