Written specifically for Stephen Rea and Sean McGinley, who starred in its 2009 premiere in Dublin before it transferred to New York, Sam Shepard’s play now gets its UK premiere with Joseph Marcell and Christopher Fairbank as the two elderly friends who come together to share a bottle of whiskey and go one last round together. There may be reasons why it has taken 10 years to be seen in this country but director Alexander Lass, who was nominated in the Stage Debut Awards for his production of 46 Beacon at Trafalgar Studios, should make a good case for a drama that explores familiar Shepard themes of male rivalry.
Starring Christopher Fairbank (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) and Joseph Marcell (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air). On a hot summer's night, deep in the American wilderness, Byron and Ames are reunited by mutual desolation. By the fading light of an eclipsing moon, the pair reflect on love and life over a bottle of whiskey - and as old rivalries flare, their forty-year friendship is put to the test at the barrel of a gun. "Definitely see this play" - New York Times This atmospheric new production is directed by award-nominated Alexander Lass, whose recent credits include 46 Beacon (Trafalgar Studios) and No Man's Land (West End). Age Recommendation: 14+