A deeply moving meditation on love, loss and grief, from the author of Clybourne Park.
October 1972. In a city somewhere in the American Midwest, Carla is trying to rebuild her life. Her husband is gone - killed in Vietnam. Now, under the watchful eye of her mother-in-law, she must raise her young son whilst struggling to avoid the sympathy of her local community. But everything changes with the unexpected arrival of a soldier on her doorstep.
'[A] searing acid burn of a play... laughs gulped down with horror'
'Unpicks the rawest of human emotions... [Norris] artfully slices his way through the dialogue with humour and wit'
'It bubbles with anger... excruciatingly funny dialogue'
'An abiding mixture of laughter and deep sadness'
'A cracking play... with a tangible, angry compassion for ordinary Americans touched by foreign wars they barely comprehend'
Bruce Norris is an American actor and playwright associated with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago. His works include The Pain and the Itch and Clybourne Park, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2011.