There or Here

Character Breakdown: 2M, 3F

 

Set/Technical: simple bare bones set, smooth transitions

Running Time: 100 minutes

A hotel room in a third world country. The middle of the night. A jetlagged American couple, Robyn and Ajay (she of Eastern European Jewish descent, he was born here but he’s fully Americanized and has no memory of this country), are wide awake. Tomorrow they will meet the woman who will have her frozen egg and his sperm implanted inside her to have their baby. Tonight they won’t have sex even though they want to. The play moves between the past and the present, and between America and this third world country, connected by the tenuous threads of time zones and technology. Robyn and Ajay find themselves confiding in the anonymous beings on the other end of their phone lines rather than in each other; computer technicians, fast food order takers and phone sex operators whose work has been outsourced to another country become the refuge they can’t be for each other right now.

Finalist - PEN West Literary Award 2009

2007 PlayPenn Conference.  Finalist, Sundance Theatre Lab 2007 Finalist, O'Neill Theatre Conference 2008 Finalist, STAGE International Competition Finalist, Abingdon Theatre Christopher Brian Wolk Award

PRODUCTIONS

New York Premiere, Hypothetical Theatre, director Amy Feinberg

London Premiere, Special Relationship Productions at the Park Theatre, director Vik Sivalingam

Read what the NEW YORK TIMES had to say about Hypothetical Theatre Company’s production of THERE OR HERE, directed by AMY FEINBERG

There or Here

Character Breakdown: 2M, 3F

 

Set/Technical: simple bare bones set, smooth transitions

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