In the wake of public spending cuts, Arthur wrestles with the methods set out in Montgomery Swank’s "28 Ways to Terminate Your Existence and Questions You May Have", the one book he has salvaged from the closure of his beloved library.
In the wake of her own death, his wife Esther reconciles the ghosts of the past with a hope for the future.
A play of two worlds. This elemental and affecting two-hander explores love, its loss, and the lives we inherit and impose on others.
British playwright Ross Howard is an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow.
"Howard's script sprints along with observation and humor.... this is a special script..." - Las Vegas Review Journal
“ ….full of both outrageous dark comedy and deep sincerity….an ultimately compelling night of theatre” - nytheatre.com
"Their story is tragic, but is told with warmth and hope. The language is poetic with hauntingly beautiful rhythms that capture the spectator's imagination with vivid imagery." - Theatre Is Easy
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 75 Minutes
A low lit, empty library in the north-west of England and a brightly lit area somewhere in the afterlife.
- Additional Features: No intermission
ARTHUR HUEY – Long-serving community librarian. Mid 50s.
ESTHER HUEY – His wife in life. Now deceased and eternally youthful. Mid 20s.
First performed at The Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre, New York.
**A US version of the script is available to perform. **