Homebody/Kabul

Cast: 4f 6-8m

Staging: Various interior and exterior settings

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781559362399Publication Date:
1 Aug 2009
Size: 214mm x 135mm£13.99
First Staged:
New York 2001; Young Vic, London, 2002

Homebody/Kabul

By Tony Kushner

Paperback £13.99

A devastating play about Afghanistan and its long, tortured relationship with the West, from the author of Angels in America.

The homebody of the title is a bored but highly intellectual Englishwoman who finds refuge and escape in the alternate world of Aghanistan, exoticised in her mind's eye with the help of an out-of-date guide book. Her mysterious disappearance prompts a search by her ineffectual husband and her emotionally detached daughter, who arrive unprepared for the adventures that await them.

In their quest for truth and closure, the lines between the real and unreal; the political and the personal; the public and the private; the psychological and the sociological, are intentionally blurred and artfully ambiguous.

Press Quotes

'This eerily timely work about Afghanistan is comparably mesmerising and mournful, vast and intimate, emotionally generous and stylistically fabulist, wildly verbal, politically progessive and scarily well informed'

Newsday

'What a feast of a play! No playwright in the English language has a more consuming curiosity or a greater passion for language than Kushner... Brilliant'

Chicago Tribune

'A hugely imaginative drama in which Kushner combines poetry and politics, heartache and humour with rare panache'

Daily Telegraph

Cast: 4f 6-8m

Staging:Various interior and exterior settings

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781559362399Publication Date:
1 Aug 2009
Size: 214mm x 135mm£13.99

Also by Tony Kushner:

Angels in America: Parts One & Two
Caroline, or Change
The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call
Caroline, or Change (US edition)
Widows
A Bright Room Called Day
Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays
The Illusion
Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!)
Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches
A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural
Angels in America (new edition)
Lincoln

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