A valuable fresco is discovered in a church in war-torn Eastern Europe. As international and local art historians argue over who should claim ownership, the fate of the painting becomes a metaphor for the future of the emergent nations of Eastern Europe.
Winner of the 1995 Evening Standard Play of the Year Award
Pentecost is part of David Edgar's trilogy of plays about post-Communist Eastern Europe, which also includes The Prisoner's Dilemma and The Shape of the Table.
'One of those rare works that makes you want to climb on to roof tops to shout about its merits'
'Edgar’s superb play about language, people, art and culture... a richly enjoyable script'
'plenty to get your teeth into... fascinating'