Downstate

Downstate

Downstate

by: Bruce Norris

by: Bruce Norris

Downstate

Downstate

by: Bruce Norris

by: Bruce Norris

Overview

In downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes against minors share a group home where they live out their lives in the shadow of the offences they committed. A man shows up to confront his childhood abuser – but does he want closure or retribution?

Bruce Norris's provocative play Downstate zeroes in on the limits of our compassion and what happens when society deems anyone beyond forgiveness. It received its UK premiere at the National Theatre, London, in March 2019, in the same production which had its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, in September 2018.

Authors

Bruce Norris

Bruce Norris