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‘I have been thinking I might go berserk.’
When Claire, a priest, survives an atrocity she sets out on a quest to answer the most difficult question of all: ‘Why?’ It’s a journey that takes her to the edge of reason, science, politics and faith.
David Greig’s daring new play explores our destructive desire to fathom the unfathomable and asks how far forgiveness can stretch in the face of brutality.
The Events was commissioned and first produced by Actors Touring Company in co-production with the Young Vic Theatre, Schauspielhaus Wein and Brageteatret. It premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2013.
David Greig's superb new play... Witty without being flip, wise without being sententious, provocative without being callous, it's probably the finest, most important thing Greig has written.
This is a mighty play about not just one lost soul, but many. It is about grief, anger and revenge, but also about the things that bind us together as a community, the things that drive us apart, and what it is that makes us human... a play that dares to stare into the darkness within us all and search for a pinprick of light.