Traps

by  Caryl Churchill

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 2f

"A vivid portrait of the nuclear family in extremis.... Absolutely engrossing ... [and] devastating in its emotional power." - Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating.... Offers plenty of sinewy lines and joyous juxtapositions and Churchill's most co…

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    4m, 2f

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Six people are in a room. Is Albert being followed by the police or is he paranoid? Did Jack bring his sister Christie to visit by willing her to come? Is Syl married with a baby or is she on her own? Does Del want to take Jack away? Does Albert kill himself? And how can smooth but violent Reg, Christie's husband, fit in with the others? Each relationship is real while it happens, but is there any way out of their conflicts?
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"A vivid portrait of the nuclear family in extremis.... Absolutely engrossing ... [and] devastating in its emotional power." - Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating.... Offers plenty of sinewy lines and joyous juxtapositions and Churchill's most confident and creative deployment of stagecraft." - Plays and Players

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Fe ...

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