A queer urban fable about passion, power and photosynthesis and a contemporary thriller with ancient roots, Rafaella Marcus’s Sap, her first full-length stage play, opened at Roundabout @ Summerhall, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in August 2022.
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A contemporary thriller with ancient roots.
The bark creeps up my body like a rising sea level. I wonder what will happen when it reaches my heart.
When a woman tells a lie to her girlfriend, a seed is planted that grows in the darkness. Now roots are cracking through the pavement and branches are coming in at the windows. As she starts to see things that no one else can, she becomes the focus of some seriously unwanted attention.
A queer urban fable about passion, power and photosynthesis, Rafaella Marcus’s Sap, her first full-length stage play, opened at Roundabout @ Summerhall, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in August 2022.
‘A glorious tapesty of a play.’ Guardian
Most Promising Playwright, Off West End Award nominee.
Winner: Summerhall Lustrum Award 2022
Winner: SoHo Playhouse Medal of Excellence 2022
A glorious tapestry of a play.
Rafaella Marcus' script is a remarkably constructed piece of work . . . It's exceptionally rare to encounter something that blends genres so skilfully - and enjoyably - as this.
Marcus’ play takes an ancient story and makes it box fresh, with a delicate touch.
Rafaella Marcus’s accomplished debut play combines poetic metaphor with precise observations on feeling like a queer outsider . . . visceral experiences depicted with ferocious veracity.
Funny, dark and impactful, Rafaella Marcus’s spellbinding debut play is full of surprising twists.
A dazzling debut . . . rich and provocative.
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