The Vertical Hour
by David Hare
Full Length Play, Drama / 3m, 2f
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.
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.
"...richly stimulating...Hare's play engages the heart and mind." - The Guardian, Read More
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: The lawn of Oliver Lucas' home in Shropshire and Nadia Blye's office at Yale.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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.
The Vertical Hour premiered on Broadway at The Music Box Theatre in November 2006 under the direction of Sam Mendes.