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by  Caryl Churchill

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m

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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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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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Reviews

"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

Keywords

Parenting/Family

Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Simple setting

Casting

2m
M2 (35, early 60s).
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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 Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Fe ...

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