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Beirut

Beirut

Synopsis

'I can live without sex and feel dead or risk death and feel alive'
 
Torch has been quarantined in a dark, squalid room on the Lower East Side of New York City, which the locals refer to as “Beirut”, after testing positive for a nameless disease. Torch passes the time alone, forbidden from contact with the outside world.
 
His girlfriend, Blue, makes the dangerous journey across the quarantine line to be with him. Torch tries to keep her at arm's length and they argue lovingly, jokingly, fearfully, bravely and desperately about sex and death. All the while, Torch pleads with Blue to leave before his resistance fails…
 
Robin Lefevre has previously won the New York Drama Desk Award for Best Director and is a Tony Award nominee.
'The marvel of Mr Bowne’s work is the richly raunchy language, tuned to the gritty rhythms of the street. It’s crude yet lyrical; the dialogue sings' The New York Times
 
Age Suitability: 14+
Essential companion goes free
 

Event details

Wed 27 Jun 2018, 7:45pm

Captioned in house by Park Theatre London

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Venue details

Park Theatre
Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park
London
N4 3JP

Phone: 020 7870 6876

Email: boxoffice@parktheatre.co.uk

Website: Park Theatre

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