The Life of the World To Come

Grace wants to run away but June wants to stay and burn it all down and Noah wants to plant things and Henry wants to leave the jungle and everyone wants the tigers to go away except June, maybe. A play about living with trauma and navigating the dark to find the light. Commissioned by Chester Theatre Company.
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The Life of the World To Come

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  • Pete Jones:
    23 Jun. 2019
    A riveting examination of lives lived in defiance of trauma, The Life of the World to Come has all the wonderfully poetic lyricism we've come to expect from Darcy's work, combined with elements of small-town Gothic and surrealist tones that make for a truly sublime play. Beautifully realized (and often hilarious) characters that leap off the page. With each subsequent work Darcy's plays (which were always really good) continue to get even more dynamic, dramatic, polychromatic and expertly crafted, while refining and perfecting the evocative poetry they always had. Absolutely read this beautiful play as soon as you can.

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