A year after her husband’s death, a young therapist is confronted by the twin brother she has been avoiding.
“A political play and also a psychodrama about what Arthur Miller called the politics of the soul… The finest new American play I’ve seen in a long while.” – John Heilpern, New York Observer
“This play has a remarkable reach. It pokes its nose into family dynamics and the puzzles we’re left with when people disappear from our lives, even as it probes the consequences of a faraway war for those back home. Shinn is skilled at the betraying pause, and the gaps between words are packed with meanings, unspoken questions and distress.” – Maxie Szalwinska, Metro
“The topics covered are varied: war, relationships, acting. But at the heart of every conversation is violence – how it infects our lives and separates us. Compact and profound.” – Kieron Quirke, Evening Standard
world premiere: Royal Court Theatre, 2006
pictured: Lincoln Center Theater, 2007. Directed by James Macdonald. Photos by Joan Marcus.