Heart's Desire

by  Caryl Churchill

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 4f

"Intriguing.... Though it feels like the Marx Brothers had a hand in it, Heart's Desire really owes more to the bleak landscape of Beckett." - NY Daily News

"Fresh and surprising .... The funniest show in town." - NY…

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Heart's Desire

by  Caryl Churchill

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    2m, 4f

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An elderly couple and aunt are waiting for a daughter to arrive home after years in Australia, but she is taking her time and the waiting is difficult. Dialogue is repeated over and over, each repetition sending the story veering in lurid and comical directions.
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"Intriguing.... Though it feels like the Marx Brothers had a hand in it, Heart's Desire really owes more to the bleak landscape of Beckett." - NY Daily News

"Fresh and surprising .... The funniest show in town." - NY Post

"Achingly, aggressively funny.... Blue Heart plants seeds that keep germinating in your mind long after the plays are over." - The New York Times

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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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