Purple Heart

Cast: 2f 1m plus 1 young boy (age 12)

Staging: Single built set (living room)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 114 pages ISBN: 9781848423084Publication Date:
28 Feb 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 114 pages ISBN: 9781780013299Publication Date:
18 May 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, 2002

Purple Heart

By Bruce Norris

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A deeply moving meditation on love, loss and grief.

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.

Bruce Norris's play Purple Heart was first performed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, in July 2002. It received its UK premiere at the Gate Theatre, London, in March 2013.

'What's so great about America?'

Press Quotes

'[A] searing acid burn of a play... laughs gulped down with horror'

Exeunt Magazine

'Unpicks the rawest of human emotions... [Norris] artfully slices his way through the dialogue with humour and wit'

Whatsonstage.com

'It bubbles with anger... excruciatingly funny dialogue'

Financial Times

'An abiding mixture of laughter and deep sadness'

British Theatre Guide

'A cracking play... with a tangible, angry compassion for ordinary Americans touched by foreign wars they barely comprehend'

Time Out

Cast: 2f 1m plus 1 young boy (age 12)

Staging:Single built set (living room)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 114 pages ISBN: 9781848423084Publication Date:
28 Feb 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 114 pages ISBN: 9781780013299Publication Date:
18 May 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Bruce Norris:

Clybourne Park
The Pain and the Itch
The Low Road
Downstate

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