Play: Chimerica

On 09/09/2013 by Site Default

Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history.

When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?

Chimerica is a ‘stunning new play’ (Sunday Times) by Lucy Kirkwood (NSFW, Royal Court), with ‘breakneck direction’ by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Royal Court and West End). This provocative new play is a ‘triumph of storytelling’ (Time Out), which examines the changing fortunes of two countries whose futures will come to define our own.

On show until 19 October 2013, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

http://www.chimerica.co.uk

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