Bush Theatre publication of Adam Rapp's play and UK debut
First edition thus. Paperback with spiral bound spine. 21 × 15cm, 93pp.
This is a publication of Adam Rapp's play Blackbird by The Bush Theatre in West London after it played there in 2001, which was also the American playwright's British debut. It's Christmas Eve: a Desert Storm veteran with a herniated disk and a 19-year-old runaway heroin addict share the holiday in a filthy, rundown squat on New York's Canal Street. This unusual love story is grimly compelling, mixing gritty honesty with remarkable generosity and compassion, striking a delicate balance between the sweet and difficult moments in human interaction.
Very good condition, with a little marking to the covers.