by Mark Ravenhill
Mark Ravenhill's play where twins are reunited by the fall of the Berlin Wall
I found you. You're here. And I was over there. But now I'm over here. I'm here. You're my brother. I love you.
When Franz's mother escaped to the West with one of her identical twin boys, she left the other behind. Now, 25 years later, Karl crosses the border in search of his other half. As history takes an unexpected turn, the brothers must struggle to reconnect.
Mark Ravenhill's (Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat, Shopping and Fucking) visceral new play examines the hungers released when two countries, separated by a common language, meet again.
East meets west, things get messy ... A combination of elegance and extremity, high concept and intense humanity... so-simple-its-brilliant... fluid and natural... I loved it.
Over There is a co-production with the Schaubuhne, Berlin; International Playwrights: A Genesis Project and is made in association with the Goethe-Institut.
Captured live at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, London in March 2009.
Production photography © Simon Annand.
Contains nudity, scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.
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