The Rolling Stone

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The Rolling Stone

Chris Urch

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 3m

An intimate yet explosive family drama about two brothers at odds – one a gay man in a clandestine relationship, and the other a church pastor who fervently rails against the lifestyle his brother is forced to conceal.

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

The Rolling Stone

by  Chris Urch

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! 2017 Off West End Awards, Best New Play
Description
Set in Uganda, a country subjected to severe anti-homosexuality laws, The Rolling Stone is an intimate yet explosive family drama about two brothers at odds – one a gay man in a clandestine relationship, and the other a church pastor who fervently rails against the lifestyle his brother is forced to conceal.
History
The Rolling Stone was a recipient of the Bruntwood Judges Award in November 2013 and first premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in April 2015. It transferred to the Orange Tree Theatre, London, in January 2016. It eventually opened at Lincoln Center Theater, New York City, in June 2019.

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Kampala, Uganda
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

Casting

3f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
JOE
SAM
DEMBE
MAMA
NAOME
WUMMIE

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Media

Press

"A scorching portrayal of love and persecution." – Evening Standard
"Written with visible passion... Urch's compelling play could hardly be more timely." – The Guardian

"A gripping, sometimes gaspworthy, story that leaves you morally outraged but also refuses to allow easy, outright condemnation." – Variety

"An urgent and troubling contemporary drama." – New York Stage Review


FROM LINCOLN CENTER THEATER BLOG

Chris Urch on Why He Wrote The Rolling Stone
by Brendan Lemon
May 24, 2019

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    Credit: Jeremy Daniel

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    Credit: Jeremy Daniel

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