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Vertical Hour, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Vertical Hour, The

David Hare

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573651304

David Hare's play The Vertical Hour is a thought-provoking exploration of how the political can sometimes intersect, collide with and ultimately dismantle the personal. While the play is positively brimming with cogent and fascinating arguments involving the current political situation.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - The lawn of Oliver Lucas' home in Shropshire and Nadia Blye's office at Yale.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Exterior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TAGS

Politics, War

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

David Hare's play The Vertical Hour is a thought-provoking exploration of how the political can sometimes intersect, collide with and ultimately dismantle the personal. The play is positively brimming with cogent and fascinating arguments involving the current political situation. 

Nadia, an ex-war correspondent turned Yale professor is meeting her boyfriend's father, Oliver, for ther first time. Her boyfriend warns her that Oliver is a bit of a womanizer, and in total opposition to her feelings on the war in Iraq. When they meet the arguments fly back and forth, but Nadia does feel herself slowly becoming more and more intrigued with Oliver. More than just political ties are revealed as Oliver unveils more about his past, and why he's living so far outside of London.


REVIEWS 

"...richly stimulating...Hare's play engages the heart and mind." - The Guardian, Read More 


The Vertical Hour premiered on Broadway at The Music Box Theatre in November 2006 under the direction of Sam Mendes.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

OLIVER LUCAS - A retired British physician, Phillip's father, very liberal minded.
NADIA BLYE - A Yale professor and former war correspondent, Phillip's girlfriend.
PHILLIP LUCAS - A physical therapist, Oliver's son, Nadia's boyfriend.
DENNIS DUTTON - Student of Nadia's at Yale.
TERRI SCHOLES - Student of Nadia's at Yale.
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Author
David Hare

David Hare

David Hare has been called "one of the great post-war British playwrights". Along with co-founding Portable Theatre Company and Joint Stock Theatre Group, he served as Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre in London and Resident Dramatist at the Nottingham Playhouse. His first play, Slag, was performed at the Hampstead Theatre Club in 1970. Subsequent works include Knuckle, Fanshen, ... view full profile

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