Dusk Rings A Bell

$23.99

ISBN: 9781848422018
Author: By Stephen Belber
Publication Date: 28/04/2011
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 80pp.
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A beautifully crafted play from the American playwright, author of Tape and associate writer of The Laramie Project, whose events are echoed in this play.

Twenty-four years ago, the future was going to be different. Molly was going to be happy; older and smarter and married with kids. Ray was going to be a heart surgeon.

When they meet again, by chance – she divorced and childless; he a caretaker and gardener – they discover that their lives are even further from that future than they could have imagined.

Steeped in both regret and possibility, Dusk Rings A Bell is about the difficulty of taking responsibility for our choices, and how life will make them for us, if we’re not careful.

Stephen Belber’s play Dusk Rings A Bell was first staged by Atlantic Theater Company in New York in 2010. It had its UK premiere at HighTide Festival in Suffolk in 2011.

‘Sublime’
New York Times

‘A finely-judged two-hander that locates itself in the grey areas of motivation and personal responsibility, asking questions of how much control we have over our lives’
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