Strindberg, suburbia, and surrealism collide in Mr. Brenton’s powerful, disquieting study of what happens to a 39 year-old housewife when her marriage crashes and burns. Haunted by her alternately brutal and tender ex-husband, lured into demented modes of liberation by her new younger-generation roommate, she begins a riveting downward trajectory with a wholly unpredictable end. Stanley Kauffmann wrote “Howard Brenton’s Sore Throats is a candidate for greatness.” Howard Brenton (b. 1946), infamous in England for his artistically daring and politically provocative work, is considered one of Britain’s leading playwrights.
Bill Camp, Laila Robins, Meredith Zinner
Author: Howard Brenton
Director: Evan Yionoulis
Producer: Theatre for a New Audience
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