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by Caryl Churchill

Winner! Evening Standard Award for Best Play

"Rarely in my theatre going experience has a new play conveyed such a disturbing or enthralling impression of domestic weirdness.... An astonishing event.'' - Evening Standard

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    2m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary
Human cloning is the subject of this beguiling hour-long psychological thriller that blends topical scientific speculation with a stunning portrait of the relationship between fathers and their sons. The Off-Broadway production starred Dallas Roberts.
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M2 (35, early 60s).
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Simple setting
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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"Caryl Churchill's magnificent new play only lasts an hour but contains more drama, and more ideas, than most writers manage in a dozen full-length works. Part psychological thriller, part topical scientific speculation, and part analysis of the relations

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

10 Caryl Churchill Plays to Read
by Maria Arroja Ferreira
October 30, 2019

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sund ...

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